Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Adam scanned the horizon’
study, examine, scrutinize, inspect, survey, search, scour, sweep, rake
look at, look someone up and down, look something up and down, stare at, gaze at, eye, watch, contemplate, regard
take stock of
informal check out, recce
North American informal scope
2‘he pulled out a leather-bound diary and scanned the pages’
glance over, glance through, look over, look through, have a look at, cast one's eye over, pass one's eye over, run one's eye over, skim, flick through, flip through, riffle through, leaf through, thumb through, read quickly, browse through
1‘a careful scan of the terrain’
inspection, scrutiny, examination, survey, search
2‘a quick scan through the ‘For Sale’ pages’
glance, look, flick, browse, skim
3‘a brain scan’
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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.