Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The funds raised by a government by taxation or other means:‘a drain on the public purse’
- ‘Demands on the public purse continue to grow and tax revenues are depleted.’
- ‘He said that the public purse was not being properly protected.’
- ‘Why should what we pay or don't pay to the public purse be confidential?’
- ‘Nepotism was rife, friends and relatives were given jobs or found themselves the recipients of grants funded from the public purse.’
- ‘One of the reasons is that the trip was funded from the public purse and, as taxpayers, people deserve an explanation.’
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.