Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A statute prescribing a period of limitation for the bringing of certain kinds of legal action.
- ‘Under Italian law, the statute of limitations means that, after a long period of time since the offence, the conviction is quashed.’
- ‘As far as I can see the American doctors aren't as brazen as their Australian cousins in calling for a statute of limitations on tort claims.’
- ‘The defense held that even if there was proof of genocide, to charge the defendants now violated the statute of limitations.’
- ‘Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on intellectual property when something becomes entrenched in culture?’
- ‘The statute of limitations for libel in England is one year, giving O'Reilly only 76 more days to file.’
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.