Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A temporary recovery in share prices after a substantial fall, caused by speculators buying in order to cover their positions:‘is the recession really over, or is it a dead cat bounce?’
- ‘Is this week's rally a dead cat bounce?’
- ‘I think I know what Wall Street would call that pitiful little burst of good economic news Bush was trumpeting, before the economy started tanking again: A dead cat bounce.’
- ‘Still trying to determine whether the ‘recovery’ of the stock market is either a dead cat bounce or perhaps numbers manipulated by the private organizations that the AmEx or NASDAQ are.’
- ‘Is the selling done, or are we just seeing a dead cat bounce this week?’
- ‘With stock market bears calling last week's stock market surge just a dead-cat bounce, it sure seems to me that this cat has nine lives, 'cause the market seems poised for a Santa-Claus rally.’
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.