Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Miles found himself tangled in coils of rope’
entangle, snarl, catch, entwine, intertwine, intertwist, twist, ravel, knot, enmesh, coil, mat, jumble, muddle
untangle, disentangle, unravel
2‘he was suffering from minor injuries after tangling with his old rival’
come into conflict, become involved, have a dispute, dispute, argue, quarrel, fight, row, wrangle, squabble, contend, cross swords, lock horns
1‘a tangle of branches’
snarl, mass, mat, cluster, knot, mesh, disorder, thatch, web
2‘the home team's defence got into an awful tangle’
muddle, jumble, mix-up, confusion, entanglement, mishmash, shambles, scramble
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.