Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a homicidal maniac’
lunatic, madman, madwoman, mad person, deranged person, psychopath, psychotic
informal loony, fruitcake, nut, nutter, nutcase, nutjob, cuckoo, psycho, screwball, head case, headbanger, sicko
Scottish informal radge
North American informal crazy, kook, meshuggener, nutso
US informal wing nut
2‘a football maniac’
enthusiast, fan, addict, devotee, aficionado
freak, fiend, nut, buff
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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.