Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the proposed quarry would be very obtrusive’
conspicuous, prominent, noticeable, obvious, pronounced, unmistakable, inescapable
out of place, intrusive
thrusting, protruding, protuberant, sticking out
bold, loud, showy, garish, gaudy, lurid, flashy
informal standing out a mile, sticking out a mile, standing out like a sore thumb, sticking out like a sore thumb
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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.