Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The deflationary effect of a progressive taxation system on a country's economy. As wages rise, a higher proportion of income is paid in tax.
- ‘What will happen to the $1.4 billion in additional taxes that New Zealanders will pay in the 3 years because of fiscal drag?’
- ‘It has raised taxes so that an extra $1.5 billion will be paid this year just as a result of people moving into higher income tax brackets through fiscal drag.’
- ‘My feeling is that he will do it after the election, not by any direct tax increase, but through fiscal drag.’
- ‘As many salaries are rising faster than this, more people will enter the top tax bracket - fiscal drag in operation and a classic stealth tax.’
- ‘If every Budget has a theme, this year's is likely to be the extra amount of money the Treasury makes by leaving thresholds unchanged as prices and salaries rise - the so-called fiscal drag.’
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.