Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the throes of childbirth’
agony, pain, paroxysm, pangs, suffering, torture, torment, anguish, distress, hardship, struggle
‘she was in the throes of her by-election campaign’
struggling with, wrestling with, grappling with, tackling, toiling at, toiling with, labouring at, slaving at, working at, working on
having to cope with, enduring, living with, weathering, braving, facing, confronting
in the middle of, in the process of, in the course of, in the midst of, busy with, occupied in, occupied with, taken up by, taken up with, employed in, involved in, participating in, taking part in, absorbed in, engrossed in, immersed in, preoccupied with, carrying on, conducting, pursuing, following, practising
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.