Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the vault was supported on eight massive stone piers’
arched roof, arched ceiling, dome, arch
2‘the vault under the church’
cellar, basement, underground chamber, crypt, undercroft, catacomb, cavern
burial chamber, tomb, sepulchre
3‘valuables stored in the vault’
strongroom, safe deposit, safety deposit, safe, repository, depository, treasury
1‘he vaulted over the gate’
spring over, bound over, sail over, hurdle, clear, pole-vault
1‘the barman was quickly back with a practised vault of the bar’
jump, leap, spring, bound, skip, hurdle, clearance, leapfrog, pole vault
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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.