Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
fluid, flowing, running
runny, watery, thin, sloppy, aqueous, liquefied
melted, molten, thawed, dissolved, uncongealed
2‘her liquid eyes’
clear, transparent, limpid, crystal clear, crystalline, see-through
translucent, pellucid, unclouded, uncloudy
bright, shining, brilliant, glowing, gleaming
3‘her liquid voice’
pure, clear, smooth, fluent, distinct, clarion
mellifluous, dulcet, mellow, sweet, sweet-sounding, sweet-toned, soft, melodious, honeyed, soothing, tuneful, musical, lilting, lyrical, harmonious, euphonious
convertible, negotiable, disposable, usable, realizable, obtainable, spendable
unavailable, tied up
1‘a vat of liquid’
moisture, wet, wetness, damp, dampness
juice, sap, secretion
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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.