Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the blow had stupefied her’
stun, daze, befuddle, knock senseless, knock unconscious, knock out, lay out, benumb, numb
2‘they became stupefied by some narcotic’
drug, sedate, anaesthetize, give anaesthetic to, tranquillize, narcotize
knock out, render unconscious
3‘the amount they spend on clothes would stupefy their grandparents’
shock, stun, astound, dumbfound, overwhelm, stagger, amaze, astonish, startle, confound, take aback, shake up, leave open-mouthed, take someone's breath away
informal flabbergast, knock for six, knock sideways, hit like a ton of bricks, bowl over, floor, blow away
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.