Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Signs, indications, or distinguishing marks.‘learned footnotes and other indicia of scholarship’
- ‘That is why I am about to go through the various indicia which indicate that there is a limited extraterritorial effect in this legislation.’
- ‘Your Honours are faced with an argument that there is a tort of breach of privacy without the necessary indicia of that which is private, namely, the quality of confidentiality.’
- ‘Later I suggested a number of indicia for the definition of a political crime.’
- ‘These matters could be incidental indicia of a real partnership, but indicia of substance (partnership accounts, sharing of profits and expenses etc.) are simply not here.’
- ‘The Court of Appeal found the following to be sufficient indicia of threshold reliability to afford the jury a satisfactory basis for evaluating its ultimate reliability.’
- 1.1US Markings used on address labels or bulk mail as a substitute for stamps.
- ‘With this indicia every piece of mail 1oz or less will go for $0.39 each.’
- ‘These are the indicias your printer needs to use for standard or non-profit mailings.’
- ‘Permit imprint indicias for international mail must be prepared in one of the formats shown in Exhibit 152.34.’
- ‘There are new regulations from the United States Postal Service that may affect you if you utilize permit imprint indicias to pay for postage.’
- ‘You can alter the locations and permit number on the indicias we provide to accommodate your mailing house's specifications.’
Early 17th century: plural of Latin indicium, from index, indic- ‘informer, sign’.
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.