Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An economy undergoing an unsustainable boom, especially that of in Japan in the late 1980s.
- ‘One could not imagine a clearer manifestation of a bubble economy than the present situation in California.’
- ‘If this continues for long, China's economy will become overheated and a bubble economy will be created.’
- ‘Few countries have had more experience with the aftermath of a bubble economy than Japan.’
- ‘The authors begin their study by seeking to establish a definition of the bubble economy, based on the experiences of Japan's economy in the late 1980s.’
- ‘The bubble economy of the 1980s briefly propelled Japan to superpower status.’
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.