Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the Chinese sage Confucius’
wise man, wise woman, learned man, learned woman, man of letters, woman of letters, philosopher, scholar, thinker, savant, Solomon, Nestor, Solon
pandit, authority, expert, guru, maharishi, mahatma, elder, teacher, guiding light, mentor
1‘he makes some very sage comments in his book’
wise, learned, clever, intelligent, showing great knowledge, with great knowledge, knowledgeable, sensible, intellectual, scholarly, sagacious, erudite
discerning, judicious, canny, penetrating, perceptive, acute, astute, shrewd, prudent, politic, thoughtful, full of insight, insightful, percipient, perspicacious, philosophical, profound, deep
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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.