Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It isn't just the imp of the perverse that suggests that a total wipeout for Microsoft is avertable.’
- ‘Daly and deaths potentially avertable are for a 20 percentage point increase in intervention coverage in a hypothetical sample population of 1 million.’
- ‘If companies don't scan client data and an avertable disaster happens, then they could get sued by shareholders or even by the government for noncompliance with the USA Patriot Act.’
- ‘Next one should calculate the proportion of the burden averted by current treatment, the proportion avertable by improved efficiency and the proportion avertable if additional funds were available to purchase remedies presently believed not to be cost effective.’
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.