Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Sarah touched his arm in sympathy’
commiseration, pity, condolence, consolation, comfort, solace, support, encouragement
compassion, caring, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, empathy
consideration, kindness, kind-heartedness, tender-heartedness, tenderness, warmth, warm-heartedness
2‘they might publicize John's case out of sympathy with a fellow journalist’
rapport, fellow feeling, affinity, empathy, harmony, accord, compatibility
closeness, friendship, fellowship, togetherness, camaraderie, communion
3‘their sympathy with the Republicans’
agreement, harmony, favour, approval, approbation, support, encouragement, goodwill, commendation, partiality
association, alignment, affiliation
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.