Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The exchange rate for the pound applied to payments for agricultural produce in the EU.
- ‘It's a major factor, through its impact on the green pound, in the crisis gripping our farming industry.’
- ‘Between July 1992 and July 1994 the green pound increased in value by a quarter, strengthening the floor under market prices and increasing the effective value of compensation aids from Brussels.’
- ‘If anyone still cares, or indeed cared then beyond the farmers it affected, the green pound was the exchange rate at which European Union farm subsidies set in Brussels were converted to sterling.’
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.