Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘violence is rife in our cities’
widespread, general, common, universal, extensive, ubiquitous, global, omnipresent, everywhere, present everywhere, pandemic, epidemic, endemic, inescapable, insidious, prevalent, penetrating, pervading, pervasive, permeating, immanent
rare permeative, suffusive, permeant
2‘the village was rife with gossip’
overflowing, bursting, alive, swarming, teeming, seething, lousy
abounding in, abundant in, overrun by, full of
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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.