Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The state of living in a particular place at a particular time.
occupancy, occupation, residence, residency, living in, housing, billeting, quartering, tenureView synonyms
- ‘The qualifications of a representative are two years' habitancy.’
- ‘Disputes may arise respecting the place of habitancy or legal settlement of a poor person.’
- ‘When they first visited that portion of the country that surrounds Nashville, there were no marks of former habitancy.’
- ‘The qualification of an elector was a real estate of fifty pounds, within the town or precinct where the election should be made; but habitancy was not required in either case.’
- ‘In neither case could he properly be called an inhabitant of that place or be said to have his habitancy there.’
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.