Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A case that sets a precedent for other cases involving the same question of law:figurative ‘it was a test case for cooperation between the teams’
- ‘In the course of his submissions the Solicitor-General referred to this appeal as a test case.’
- ‘Legal arguments are being prepared for what could become a test case in front of magistrates this month.’
- ‘Barristers have drawn up a legal opinion setting out a test case for a high court judicial review of the government's position.’
- ‘I think it's an interesting test case for how this law will be applied.’
- ‘The appellant's action was a test case on which eleven other cases raising the same issues depended.’
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.