Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who uses their employer's Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours.
loafer, layabout, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, do-nothing, lounger, shirker, sluggard, slugabed, slug, laggard, malingererView synonyms
- ‘Two-thirds of employees in the US are cyberslackers using the Internet for their own personal interests instead of work.’
- ‘Colin Barrow, head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfield University School of Management, said: ‘Although prosecutions and disciplinary cases may be rare, the new breed of cyberslacker is an expensive animal.’’
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.