Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they were arrested for robbery’
burglary, theft, thievery, stealing, breaking and entering, housebreaking, larceny, shoplifting, pilfering, filching, embezzlement, misappropriation, swindling, fraud
hold-up, break-in, raid
looting, pillage, plunder
informal mugging, smash-and-grab, steaming, snatch
British informal blag
North American informal heist, stick-up
2‘Six quid? That's robbery’
extortion, exorbitant, expensive
informal a rip-off, steep
British informal daylight robbery
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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.