Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the beer was passable’
adequate, all right, fairly good, acceptable, sufficiently good, sufficient, satisfactory, moderately good, not bad, not too bad, average, tolerable, fair, decent, respectable, presentable, admissible, allowable
mediocre, middling, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, workaday, indifferent, unremarkable, undistinguished, unexceptional
informal OK, so-so, fair-to-middling, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not up to much, not much cop, bog-standard, vanilla, plain vanilla
NZ informal half-pie
2‘the road is still passable’
navigable, traversable, negotiable, crossable, able to be travelled along, able to be travelled on, unblocked, unobstructed, open, clear, usable
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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.