Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he began to jog along the road’
run slowly, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
2‘things seem to be jogging along quite nicely here’
continue, proceed, go, go on, carry on
3‘a hand jogged his elbow’
nudge, prod, poke, push, elbow, tap
4‘I think it was seeing you that jogged her memory’
stimulate, prompt, stir, activate, arouse
5‘she jogged her foot up and down’
joggle, jiggle, bob, bounce, jolt, jerk, shake
1‘he set off along the bank at a jog’
run, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.