Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A prison block or section for those sentenced to death.‘a convicted killer on death row’
- ‘With the death row inmate quickly exhausting his legal avenues, a new execution date could be set by the end of the year.’
- ‘More now on the escape of a Texas death row inmate from a county jail in Houston.’
- ‘I believe we should have a death row in this country, as in America, where murderers etc. can be kept for years.’
- ‘I was positive I was on death row with a life sentence the equivalent of Alcatraz without parole.’
- ‘The argument was that the long imprisonment on death row constituted inhuman or degrading punishment.’
- ‘Most often, those on the death row are those least able to defend themselves in court.’
- ‘The inmates drew up a list of grievances for the new unit manager who had just been brought in to run the death row.’
- ‘Led to the scaffold from a death row cell, he was prepped for the noose by a masked executioner.’
- ‘Readers may wonder how it is that an insane person winds up on death row in the first place.’
- ‘Some prisoners have to wait for up to 20 years on death row, and some even die in prison from natural causes.’
- ‘Smith, who is to be hanged, will probably leave death row after his sentence is commuted to life imprisonment.’
- ‘There are currently 560 people on the state's death row at San Quentin prison, more than in any other state.’
- ‘As of January this year, death row contained 3,697 prisoners awaiting execution.’
- ‘Mia walked to her car with the confidence of a death row inmate walking to the chamber.’
- ‘On death row in Georgia, by contrast, prisoners spend several hours out of their cells each day.’
- ‘With the re-introduction of the death penalty, we can also have a British death row.’
- ‘Government's plan to hang every prisoner on death row has encountered an obstacle.’
- ‘I believe prison officials bent the rules for inmates who behaved well on death row.’
- ‘Three bombers are on the death row and 26 have been jailed for terms ranging from three years to life.’
- ‘What would you do if your father was put in jail on death row when you were six?’
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.