Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A coalition government, especially one subordinating party differences to the national interest in a time of crisis, as in Britain under Ramsay MacDonald in 1931–5.
- ‘The Congress-led national government has stepped in to try to quell anger and concern over the tragedy.’
- ‘Smuts and the South African Party were brought into a national government that presided over a period of rapid economic expansion.’
- ‘He does not head a national government but is openly relying on other parties to drive support for the war through parliament.’
- ‘He is indifferent to the implications of what amounts to a de facto national government.’
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.