Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A figure used to determine what amount of sales growth is attributable to new store openings, based on sales made by stores that have been open more than one year.
- ‘Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, said same-store sales at its US stores rose about 4.3 percent this month, helped by a strong start to the holiday shopping season.’
- ‘Deutsche Bank estimates that same-store sales at outlets five years old or more have declined for the past three years.’
- ‘In the fourth quarter of 1999, Sears's same-store sales - a key measure of retail performance - increased only 2.4 percent at a time when many other competitors posted increases of 5 percent to 9 percent.’
- ‘Akyol boosted his estimates based on cafe openings and continued strong same-store sales.’
- ‘Even in a tough retail environment, Gap's declining same-store sales are worse than those of its peers, having fallen 11% so far this year after declining 5% in 2000.’
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.