Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in military use) a current or former criminal conviction, under civil law, of an enlisted person.
- ‘If I'd been a little smarter, I could have asked questions about prior civil convictions.’
- ‘If you decline to answer the civil conviction statement you will not be considered for a scholarship.’
- ‘Waivers are not authorized for individuals with more than four civil convictions or other adverse dispositions for misdemeanor offenses.’
- ‘You cannot have any court-martial or civil convictions, nonjudicial punishment or unsatisfactory marks in conduct for the three years immediately prior to the 1 January deadline and for the entire period from 1 January to appointment.’
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.