Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A profitable activity:‘Christmas parties have become a nice little earner for museums’
- ‘This will eliminate hedging costs at a stroke - depriving European banks of a nice little earner.’
- ‘After all, 148 speeding fines for just two hours' work is a nice little earner, isn't it?’
- ‘Spam continues to be a nice little earner for the spammers, because people continue to purchase goods sold via junk email.’
- ‘I sometimes feel they treat conveyancing as a sort of side-line - a nice little earner, but not serious legal work.’
- ‘It's a nice little earner as the winners get to host the next challenge.’
- ‘Rainbow trout production may prove to be a nice little earner for local producers but there is a long way to go.’
- ‘I learned a good deal about the mechanics of it on this trip, and it's clearly a nice little earner for my two friends.’
- ‘It all sounds like a nice little earner, with escalating prospects.’
- ‘The educational sector is a nice little earner for Microsoft: in 2001, Viglen won a contract to supply all of Northern Ireland's schools with MS Software.’
- ‘He had been offered a nice little earner as a 75,000 a year director of Media House.’
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.