Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a surplus of grain’
excess, surfeit, overabundance, superabundance, superfluity, oversupply, oversufficiency, glut, profusion, plethora
remainder, residue, remnant
dearth, shortage, lack
1‘clean off any surplus adhesive’
excess, excessive, in excess, leftover, left, unused, remaining, extra, additional, reserve, spare
superfluous, redundant, unwanted, unneeded, not required, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable, useless
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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.