Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A proposed law that affects the public as a whole.
- ‘It was my judgment that the amendments were out of order, because they were in the nature of private legislation and not admissible as amendments to a public bill.’
- ‘As soon as a public bill has received the Royal Assent, a print of the Act in the form in which it was finally passed is prepared in the Public Bill Office of the House of Lords…’
- ‘The Act declared that a money bill could be presented for royal assent after one month, even without the Lords’ consent, and other public bills after two years.’
- ‘These are introduced in the form of public bills which pass through the same distinct stages of debate and discussion in both Houses of Parliament.’
- ‘They are a mixture of private and public bills and come about if someone or some people are going to be treated differently to others.’
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.