Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an electrical mechanism for long-distance signalling’
apparatus, machine, appliance, tool, device, implement, utensil, instrument, contraption, contrivance, gadget, tackle, structure, system
2‘the train's safety mechanism had jammed’
machinery, workings, works, movement, motion, action, gear, gears, wheels, components, motor, engine, power source
informal innards, guts
3‘a formal mechanism for citizens to lodge complaints’
procedure, process, system, operation, method, technique, workings, means, medium, agency, channel, channels, vehicle, structure
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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.