Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he clicked on the torch and a weak beam shone forth’
lamp, light, flashlight, beacon
rare illuminant, flambeau
2‘he held a wolf at bay using a flaming torch’
lantern, candle, taper
historical link, cresset
1‘one of the shacks had been torched’
burn, set fire to, set on fire, set light to, set alight, incinerate, ignite, kindle, put a match to, set a match to, light, start, touch off
informal reduce to ashes, destroy by fire
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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.