Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Amsterdam's narrow cobbled streets’
road, thoroughfare, way
avenue, drive, row, crescent, terrace, close, parade
side street, side road, lane, alley
North American highway, strip, blacktop
an ordinary person, an average person, Mr Average, Mrs Average, John Citizen
Joe Bloggs, Joe Public, the man on the Clapham omnibus
John Doe, Joe Sixpack
‘the number of people who are on the streets is growing’
homeless, living rough, sleeping rough, without a roof over one's head, of no fixed abode, down and out, vagrant
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