Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to provoke discussion.
- ‘The Green Paper was published as a European Commission report revealed the British and Irish governments spend less on pensions than any other EU country.’
- ‘The Government is finally expected to respond to the recommendations made in these reports when it publishes its Green Paper on Pensions next week.’
- ‘Members of CPRE Warwickshire were alarmed when the Government published its Green Paper on planning two years ago, describing it as no less than a thinly veiled come on to developers.’
- ‘He was unable to specify a timeframe when they would report on their findings, but said once their work is complete the Government will produce a Green Paper.’
- ‘The proposals in the Green Paper will go out for consultation before forming the basis for the renewal of the BBC's charter in 2007.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.