Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] (formerly in the UK) a regular payment by the state to a family with an income below a certain level.
- ‘If a woman can only manage to work 16 hours she can be employed and receive family credit to get a reasonable income.’
- ‘I will have to use my car but I am a single parent on family credit and it will cost me in petrol.’
- ‘Two firefighters on his watch rely on family credit as well as their wage to make ends meet.’
- ‘Only a small number of people are entitled to totally free dental cover through the NHS: children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and those receiving family credit or jobseekers' allowance.’
- ‘Full training will be given. £5.67 per hour paid with 16-hour contracts available entitling you to family credit.’
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.