Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘next day, he broke out in a rash’
spots, skin eruption, breakout
hives, heat rash, nettle rash, nappy rash
technical erythema, exanthema, urticaria, papules, roseola, purpura, pompholyx
2‘the incident provoked a rash of articles in the press’
spate, wave, flood, deluge, torrent
outbreak, plague, epidemic, explosion, run, flurry
1‘he cursed himself for being so rash’
reckless, impetuous, impulsive, hasty, overhasty, foolhardy, incautious, precipitate, precipitous, premature, careless, heedless, thoughtless, imprudent, foolish, headstrong, adventurous, over-adventurous, hot-headed, daredevil, devil-may-care, overbold, audacious, indiscreet
ill-considered, unconsidered, unthinking, ill-advised, injudicious, ill-judged, misguided, spur-of-the-moment, unthought-out, hare-brained, unwary, unguarded, wild, madcap
careful, cautious, prudent
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.