Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Credit for a fixed sum to be repaid in instalments, e.g. for hire purchase.
- ‘He invented the basic tools of modern marketing, including market research and market analysis, pricing policies, parts and service supply to the customer, and instalment credit.’
- ‘There was a decidedly speculative element in the growth of instalment credit: present consumption was being financed with anticipated earnings.’
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.