Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The process of improperly increasing the membership of a local branch of a political party in order to ensure the preselection of a particular candidate:‘the party is using a private investigator to probe allegations of branch stacking’
- ‘Having more people involved would make branch stacking a less certain route to political office.’
- ‘The fact is that he lost to one of the worst examples of branch stacking that I have ever seen.’
- ‘The news that all 65 members have been suspended for alleged branch stacking is causing much merriment throughout rival parties.’
- ‘These staffers should also be good for a few great branch stacking stories of their own.’
- ‘The sitting Labor MP has announced his retirement amidst recriminations over local Labor Party branch stacking.’
- ‘The Labor leader says there's no room in the party for branch stacking.’
- ‘There were accusations of breathtaking hypocrisy over the issue of branch stacking.’
- ‘Nobody could. an absolute end to the factions, to branch stacking, to the entrenched corruption within the ALP system.’
- ‘And of course then you've got all that sinister branch stacking going on.’
- ‘The party uses mass migration as an extrapolation of their ethnic branch stacking activities.’
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.