Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The amount by which a country's import trade with the dollar area exceeds the corresponding export trade.
- ‘The problem is the city is facing a huge dollar gap of six billion dollars, the largest such deficit in its history as measured in dollars.’
- ‘Although the dollar gap did not disappear, inflation and unemployment decreased, and the plan successfully promoted European political stability under democratic institutions.’
- ‘The stage for this initiative had been set by the progressive elimination of the dollar gap - that is, of Europe's structural deficit in relation to the United States.’
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.