Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an interested crowd had gathered round the buskers’
attentive, intent, focused, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, riveted, gripped, captivated, rapt, agog, intrigued, enquiring, inquisitive, curious, burning with curiosity
earnest, keen, eager
informal all ears, beady-eyed, nosy, snoopy
2‘the government must consult with interested bodies before formulating a legislative measure’
concerned, involved, implicated, affected, connected, related
3‘no interested party can judge the contest’
partisan, partial, biased, prejudiced, one-sided, preferential, discriminatory
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.