Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person employed in an office or other establishment to answer the telephone, deal with clients, and greet visitors.
- ‘Between 8.00 and 10.00 am the office is at its busiest with clients booking calls and receptionists confirming visit times and hospital appointments.’
- ‘While some companies have learned to do without receptionists and office managers, and typesetting departments are a thing of the past, this notion of everyone being in sales has stuck with me.’
- ‘Our receptionists are inundated with people demanding to be seen.’
- ‘I was just about to walk out the front door of my office when our receptionist's cellphone rang.’
- ‘Earlier, on the telephone, I asked his receptionist for directions to his Dublin office.’
- ‘After just one week here, one of our receptionists has said that she wants to do a front office course.’
- ‘Ford smiled at the receptionist again, then followed the Senator into the office.’
- ‘On arrival at the surgery, a receptionist confirmed her appointment and pointed to the adjacent waiting room.’
- ‘The last time I went to Huntley's office, the receptionist and I shared a laugh.’
- ‘He wrote asking me to confirm some details of a message I left with the surgery receptionist.’
- ‘Just as GPs need surgeries and receptionists MPs need offices and staff.’
- ‘He greets me at the door of his office, dismisses the receptionist, and strides back behind his immense immaculate desk.’
- ‘The receptionist greeted her with a smile and asked if she could help her with anything.’
- ‘Lang was impressed by the motivation of the young people in the mail room, the secretaries and the receptionist.’
- ‘Other professionals, such as medical receptionists and secretaries, are often in the front line when dealing with patients and are as likely, if not more so, to become victims.’
- ‘For the last five years I have worked on and off as a medical receptionist at several surgeries in Wellington.’
- ‘Still, it must make it very easy for their receptionists to give directions over the phone to would-be visitors.’
- ‘A receptionist, who is finding out what patients think about the surgery's new opening hours, approaches him.’
- ‘Don't overlook the impact that your receptionist or front desk staff have on clients.’
- ‘Jean McGinnies, a receptionist at the visitor centre, moved to the village 37 years ago.’
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.