Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The budget deficit promises to go up astronomically over the next year or two.’
- ‘Residents of these neighbourhoods, where poverty and unemployment is astronomically high, complain of frequent and arbitrary police violence.’
- ‘Due to the astronomically high rates of interest charged and the abysmally low wages paid, they are usually unsuccessful.’
- ‘‘People have to be aware that premiums are going to rise astronomically,’ said Russell.’
- ‘Food was scarce and astronomically expensive.’
- ‘Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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