Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) a document issued to savers by the government guaranteeing fixed interest for five years on a deposit.
- ‘Another good bet might be index-linked savings certificates from National Savings.’
- ‘Taxfree savings certificates can prove popular, particularly for higher-rate taxpayers who have already used up their other tax-free options.’
- ‘You can also buy two-year and five-year index-linked savings certificates, the first currently paying 3% over inflation, and the second 2%, again tax-free.’
- ‘You can invest tax-free in National Savings and Investments Premium Bonds, Children's Bonds or various savings certificates.’
- ‘If you don't pay tax, then index-linked savings certificates are not for you.’
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.