Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sovereign's order on an administrative matter, given on the advice of the Privy Council.
- ‘Because the Government had asked for a special Order in Council, to enable him to give orders to civil servants.’
- ‘The concept of an ‘extradition crime’ is to be construed according to the terms of the Order in Council as it had effect at the date of coming into force of the 1989 Act.’
- ‘The 1976 Order in Council, already referred to, gives effect to a treaty concluded between the United Kingdom and the United States in June 1972.’
- ‘During the Committee stage there was a great deal of discussion about the Mackenzie Basin and the 1969 Order in Council.’
- ‘He was eventually cleared of all suspicions of treason and freed by an Order in Council.’
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.