Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) a state grant towards funeral expenses (abolished under the Social Security Act 1986).
- ‘A death grant is payable to whoever the member nominated to be a beneficiary.’
- ‘But the Government's death grant stood at a ‘paltry £30 ‘- exactly the same as in 1967.’’
- ‘Your pension fund administrator has absolute discretion over who receives any lump sum death grant, but it is helpful if you let them know your wishes.’
- ‘It means that your death grant will not be liable for Inheritance Tax.’
- ‘They gave broad political endorsement to the new wording in the sections dealing with health care, industrial injury benefits, and death grants.’
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.