Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the invention of the mechanical clock in the fourteenth century’
mechanized, machine-driven, automated, automatic, motor-driven, power-driven, self-propelled
2‘she stopped the mechanical brushing of her hair’
automatic, machine-like, unthinking, unemotional, unconscious, involuntary, instinctive, routine, matter-of-fact, habitual, inattentive
unfeeling, impersonal, inhuman, lifeless, soulless, uninspired, unanimated, casual
perfunctory, cursory, careless, unimaginative, negligent
conscious, emotional, careful
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.