Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stamp which certifies that a weekly payment has been made towards National Insurance:‘he had to pay sixpence a week for his insurance stamp’
- ‘However, a significant number of those who emigrated in the 50s and 60s obtained enough insurance stamps to qualify.’
- ‘Out of this his employer stopped 4d for his insurance stamp.’
- ‘To have that sort of pain and to have paid national insurance stamps and then not be able to get a dentist and have to suffer like that is pretty disgusting really.’
- ‘The basic pension is £75.50 a week but, like most women, I don't get the full amount because I didn't get enough national insurance stamps.’
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.