Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
nounmass nounNorth American
Time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time.Compare with summer time
- ‘Forget to set your clock for daylight saving time?’
- ‘Mars is visible as it rises from the east between 4: 30 and 5: 00 A.M. local daylight time.’
- ‘I know we have adjusted for daylight saving time, but we can still work out that Parliament starts at 2 o'clock.’
- ‘Under the present law we have daylight time in October but not in March, even though the sun rises at similar times in both months.’
- ‘‘I dread the fall daylight saving time change,’ she says.’
- ‘It should become visible again during the last week of July and the first week of August, rising between 4: 30 and 5: 00 A.M. local daylight time low in the east-northeast.’
- ‘The plane took off from Guam shortly after 12: 30 p.m. U.S. eastern daylight saving time.’
- ‘This weekend Australians will be changing their clocks to daylight saving time, with the usual ensuing confusion.’
- ‘After unsuccessfully campaigning against daylight saving time, drive-ins began losing patrons due to late starting times in summer.’
- ‘Spring ahead in much of Canada and the United States, as daylight saving time returns at 2: 00 A.M. local time on Sunday, the 4th.’
- ‘Every year traffic accidents temporarily increase following the switch to daylight saving time, when people in affected regions lose just one hour of sleep.’
- ‘The company's top worldwide executives punch into a conference call that begins promptly at 7 AM central daylight time.’
- ‘He promised to institute daylight saving time to jump-start the economy.’
- ‘Clocks were set forward to save energy in the winter of 1974, and daylight saving time lasted for eight months in 1975.’
- ‘The planes are all hijacked between 7.45 and 8.10 am eastern daylight time.’
- ‘I can still read a newspaper outside at 23: 00 daylight saving time at this time of year, so this fake time feels quite unnecessary.’
- ‘To test for the economic effect of daylight saving time change we look at the first trading day following the transition to or from DST.’
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.