Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the transparency of the dew on a rose’
translucency, lucidity, pellucidity, limpidness, limpidity, glassiness, liquidity, clearness, clarity
2‘the transparency of classical writing’
clarity, clearness, lucidity, straightforwardness, plainness, obviousness, explicitness, unambiguity, unambiguousness
3‘the transparency of their predatory motives’
blatantness, flagrancy, obviousness, patentness, manifestness, barefacedness, shamelessness, brazenness, boldness, unmistakableness, clearness, clarity, plainness, visibility, distinctness, apparentness, perceptibility, discernibility, palpability
4‘the report said that the country's economic management lacked transparency’
frankness, openness, candidness, honesty, directness, forthrightness, unreservedness, plain-spokenness, straightness, straightforwardness, ingenuousness, innocence, guilelessness, simplicity
5‘a colour transparency of the Grand Canyon’
photograph, photo, picture, snap, image, portrait, print, plate, film, exposure, still
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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.