Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A licence to prospect and dig for gold or another mineral.‘a miner's right must be obtained in order to mine for gemstones in Queensland’
- ‘For £1 per year, a miner's right not only allowed miners to dig for gold, but also to vote at parliamentary elections; to elect delegates to local courts which settled mining disputes; and to reside on land claimed for mining purposes.’
- ‘He also acted as an agent for Beresford, a land and mining surveyor, and issued miner's rights for prospectors going to the newly discovered Worturpa Goldfield.’
- ‘I have already issued about 40 miner's rights and I expect there will be over 100 men on the field before the end of the week, and in all probability, I will have to ask for police assistance shortly.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.