Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the peat fire was smoking’
smoulder, emit smoke, emit fumes
2‘Henry lay back in the chair and smoked his cigarette’
puff on, draw on, pull on
informal take a drag of, drag on
3‘they smoke their own salmon’
cure, preserve, dry
1‘the smoke from the bonfire’
fumes, exhaust, gas, vapour
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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.