Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A curve on a graph (the axes of which represent quantities of two commodities) linking those combinations of quantities which the consumer regards as of equal value.
- ‘Two indifference curves (I and II), shown in Figure 1, represent two levels of consumption of environmental quality and of all other goods.’
- ‘Nondominated alternatives correspond to the indifference curves of traditional economics.’
- ‘This, of course, will be determined by their new tangential indifference curve.’
- ‘Moreover, goods and services in early growth stages defy analysis in terms of efficient frontiers and indifference curves.’
- ‘Formally then, utility is maximized at the point where the budget line is tangential to an indifference curve.’
- ‘The model developed above demonstrates the pattern of indifference curves that explains procrastinatory behaviour.’
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.