Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An electoral system whereby voters rank candidates in order of preference. In the event that one candidate fails to achieve a sufficient majority, the candidate with the fewest number of first-preference rankings is eliminated and these votes redistributed, the process being repeated until one candidate achieves the required majority.
- ‘He said his party is interested in electoral change that empowers voters, such as instant runoff voting, which would allow voters to rank their top choices for a political office.’
- ‘Instant runoff voting, which compresses runoffs into general elections by having voters rank candidates in order of preference, is one solution.’
- ‘We should push states to require majority winners through instant runoff voting.’
- ‘In March, San Francisco voted to become the first American city to implement instant runoff voting for its major local elections.’
- ‘Australia and Ireland also use instant runoff voting, which eliminates primaries by allowing voters to mark a second and third place choice.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.