Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A company that does a large percentage of its business as a federal government contractor.
- ‘As Fuller points out, much of the expansion in government programs takes place among the so-called ‘Beltway bandits,’ companies that contract out with the federal leviathan.’
- ‘But he wasn't a Beltway bandit either - which was a big part of his appeal.’
- ‘‘I don't want to give the impression that the new Microdyne will be a Beltway bandit,’ Jalbert said.’
- ‘These days, most A - 76 experts generally aren't working in government; they work for Beltway bandits.’
- ‘And clearly, the EU path, in some form or another is the world of the future whatever the Beltway bandits think.’
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.