Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she savoured her few hours of freedom and solitude’
loneliness, solitariness, remoteness, isolation, seclusion, retirement, withdrawal, purdah, privacy, privateness, peace, peace and quiet, desolation
North American lonesomeness
rare sequestration, reclusion
2‘solitudes like the area around the loch are becoming more and more precious’
wilderness, undisturbed area, unspoilt area, rural area, wilds, backwoods, the back of beyond
desert, emptiness, wasteland, no-man's-land
the bush, the outback
North American NZ Australian backcountry
South African the backveld
informal the sticks, the middle of nowhere
North American informal the boondocks
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.