Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘most of them are swift runners’
fast, rapid, quick, speedy, fleet-footed, fleet, swift as an arrow, like the wind, like lightning
literary winged, flying
informal nippy, supersonic
2‘pupils are expected to make swift progress’
rapid, quick, brisk, lively, speedy, fast, high-speed, expeditious, express, breakneck, meteoric, whirlwind
informal spanking, nippy
3‘Ramsay made a swift decision’
prompt, rapid, sudden, immediate, instant, instantaneous, without delay, ready, punctual
abrupt, unhesitating, hasty, hurried, precipitate, headlong
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.