Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Shock or dismay experienced by the potential buyers of a particular product on discovering its high or increased price.‘drugstore consumers are feeling the pain of sticker shock as never before’
- ‘My friend went into sticker shock at the price of weekend evening shows - $12.50.’
- ‘Prices for the seed of native grasses can create some sticker shock when compared to commonly used grasses on golf courses.’
- ‘When you look at the cost of many custom guns these days sticker shock isn't limited to cars anymore.’
- ‘Did the asking price send you into sticker shock?’
- ‘Meanwhile, you're the bloke with sticker shock who's helping the process along by whining and/or swearing every time you're asked to fork out more of your hard earned money for each imported item.’
- ‘Customers, too, have recovered from their initial sticker shock, and in tasting the difference for themselves, have come to appreciate and expect the very best and freshest ingredients.’
- ‘These are the ‘staged’ homes, interior decorated for a faux family to create a warm feeling for prospective buyers facing sticker shock.’
- ‘If there's true will for a greater purpose, or something beneficial to others as well as yourself, maybe the price tag won't send you into sticker shock.’
- ‘But this area certainly isn't alone in the kind of double-digit appreciation that's caused sticker shock.’
- ‘Small businesses are suffering from sticker shock as well.’
- ‘Coming up, we're talking about sticker shock that comes with this year's college tuition.’
- ‘But when oil prices took off last spring and people faced sticker shock at the pump as gas prices topped $2 a gallon, they cut back on other discretionary spending.’
- ‘This way you can get sticker shock at home, and not in the store in front of the sales guy.’
- ‘With interest rates at a 50-year low, even sticker shock is not enough to deter buyers from snapping up homes.’
- ‘For tourists, there's just one side effect: sticker shock.’
- ‘The drug discount cards that were supposed to ease the pain of pharmacy sticker shock were recently unveiled.’
- ‘At any rate I went to have an emergency dental visit and I now have sticker shock.’
- ‘Today consumers may not even make it in to the dealership to suffer sticker shock.’
- ‘The only thing that can break the spell is sticker shock from the price of bike-specific tools.’
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.