Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there are some suggestions for tackling this problem’
proposal, proposition, motion, submission, recommendation
advice, counsel, exhortation, hint, tip, clue, tip-off, idea, piece of advice
2‘I leaned back in my chair with just the suggestion of a smirk on my face’
hint, trace, touch, suspicion, tinge, modicum, dash, soupçon
ghost, semblance, shadow, glimmer, impression, breath, whiff, undertone, whisper, nuance, connotation
3‘there is no suggestion that the Secretary of State was party to a conspiracy’
insinuation, hint, implication, intimation, innuendo, imputation
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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.