Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Welfare payment made to people on low incomes in Britain between 1948 and 1965.
- ‘Statement of need will have to state whether or not applicants meet the National Assistance act criteria.’
- ‘Comparison with Section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948’
- ‘Guidance on National Assistance Act 1948 (Choice of Accommodation) Directions 1992.’
- ‘Father found occasional work beneath his capabilities, and life on the dole and National Assistance was degrading for him; and being dependent on a wife at work was alien to the culture of the times.’
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.