Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there isn't much room’
space, free space
area, territory, expanse, extent, volume
informal elbow room
2‘there's always room for improvement’
scope, capacity, margin, leeway, latitude, freedom
occasion, opportunity, chance
3‘he wandered around the room’
4rooms‘he had rooms in the Pepys building, overlooking the River Cam’
accommodation, a place, a place to stay, a billet
British informal digs
1‘he had roomed there since September’
lodge, board, have rooms
be quartered, be housed, be billeted
formal dwell, reside, be domiciled, sojourn
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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.