Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he wore scruffy jeans’
shabby, worn, down at heel, shoddy, ragged, tattered, mangy, sorry, run down, disreputable
untidy, unkempt, bedraggled, messy, dishevelled, ungroomed, ill-groomed, sleazy, seedy, slatternly, slovenly
dirty, squalid, filthy
informal tatty, the worse for wear, scuzzy, grungy, yucky
British informal grotty
North American informal raggedy
smart, tidy, clean
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.