Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there's a good play on at the theatre’
playhouse, auditorium, amphitheatre, hippodrome, coliseum
2the theatre‘what made you want to go into the theatre?’
drama, the dramatic arts, dramaturgy, the thespian art, stagecraft, theatricals, theatrics
show business, the stage
informal the boards, show biz
rare thespianism, histrionics
3‘the lecture theatre’
hall, room, auditorium
4‘over 200,000 American personnel were in the theatre of war by October’
scene, arena, field of action, place of action, sphere of action
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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.