Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The value of an asset, taking into account diminutions, depreciations, and other accounting charges, as recorded in the accounts of its owner.
- ‘These assets are recorded in the balance sheet at net book values of £150,000 and £40,000 respectively.’
- ‘The information includes capital expenditure, net book values, and depreciation.’
- ‘The stg £201 million price tag equates to around 2.25 times the net book value of the assets when they were valued at stg £90 million at the end of March.’
- ‘This was a provision against the net book value of players in the first team squad.’
- ‘The company - worth a net book value of €129 million in last year's accounts - is too small for a stock market flotation.’
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.