Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the invasion of the islands took place in April’
occupation, conquering, capture, seizure, annexation, annexing, takeover, appropriation, expropriation, arrogation
overrunning, overwhelming, storming
attack, incursion, offensive, assailing, assault, onslaught
foray, sortie, raid
2‘every year the valley suffers an invasion of cars’
influx, inundation, inrush, rush, flood, torrent, deluge, stream, avalanche
3‘it was a terrible invasion of your privacy’
violation, infringement, interruption, disturbance, disruption, breach, infraction
intrusion into, encroachment on, trespass on, obtrusion into, interference with
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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.