Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Goods bought and used by consumers, rather than by manufacturers for producing other goods.Often contrasted with capital goods
- ‘They are making the manufacturers of consumer goods responsible for the fate of what they manufacture.’
- ‘In the past year, consumer goods and autos have accounted for half the overall advance in imports.’
- ‘So you have a very wide range of products in demand - from consumer goods to capital goods.’
- ‘Yet you are gorging yourself on disposable consumer goods while the world starves.’
- ‘There is increasing concern over the disposal of these consumer goods due to the volume and composition of the waste.’
- ‘If this technology can be applied to consumer goods at the household level, that will be big.’
- ‘Around one third of the space would have been used to sell food, with the remainder given over to consumer goods.’
- ‘So contrary to popular thinking, more savings actually expands and not contracts the flow of consumer goods.’
- ‘The most daunting thing about China is not its ability to make cheap consumer goods.’
- ‘These measures had the effect of killing off Western imports, especially those of luxury consumer goods.’
- ‘Prices for most manufactured and consumer goods are either flat or declining.’
- ‘There are many people involved in the selling of consumer goods and services.’
- ‘It was in consumer goods that the shortfalls were most marked.’
- ‘Yet do our televisions, telephones, videos and other consumer goods represent affluence or poverty?’
- ‘Most manufactured and consumer goods available in Greenland are imported from Denmark.’
- ‘In the production of many consumer goods, novelty in product design and appearance is now important.’
- ‘People therefore purchase homes, country houses, cars, and consumer goods to stock them.’
- ‘Not long ago Unilever, manufacturers of consumer goods, opened business in the city.’
- ‘It dominates in manufacturing of consumer goods too, and produces nearly all the world's running shoes.’
- ‘There was also unmet local demand for business services, not just consumer goods.’
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.