Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the five steel sections telescope into one another’
slide together, collapse
2‘there was a grinding crunch of metal as the front of the car was telescoped’
crush, concertina, squash, compact, compress
3‘less recent employment experience can be telescoped into a short sentence or two’
condense, shorten, reduce, abbreviate, abridge, summarize, precis, abstract, boil down, shrink, encapsulate
cut, truncate, curtail, trim
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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.