Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rule of the House of Commons allowing brief discussion of a motion to introduce a bill, each speech being limited to ten minutes.
- ‘The idea has already had a hearing during a ten-minute rule bill at the House of Commons.’
- ‘A free debate ensued with distinguished participants observing the ten-minute rule.’
- ‘The last eight months have seen three Conservative ten-minute rule Bills attempting to limit the provisions of the Abortion Act.’
- ‘The Bill, brought under the ten-minute rule, is due to be debated by MPs on Tuesday.’
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.