Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the experience has purged them of the desire to doubt’
cleanse, clear, purify, wash, shrive, absolve, free someone from
make someone pure
2‘the party was purged of the so-called ‘capitalist roaders’’
rid, clear, cleanse, empty, strip, scour, void
3‘human rights violators would be purged from the army’
remove, get rid of, clear out, sweep out, expel, eject, exclude, evict, dismiss, sack, oust, axe, depose, eradicate, root out, weed out, scour
1‘the purge of the dissidents from the party’
removal, expulsion, ejection, exclusion, eviction, clearance, clear-out, discharge, dismissal, sacking, ousting, deposition, eradication, rooting out, weeding out
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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.