Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Multiplied by.‘eleven times four is forty-four’
- ‘Sales top $1,000 per square foot, three times the industry average.’
- ‘If a times b is seven hundred and six and one fiftieth, and if c is thirty six and nine tenths more than a.’
- ‘International travelers, who surveys indicate spend six times what domestic tourists do in New York, have largely disappeared.’
- ‘They have now at this point five times more the number of seats in parliament than they had before.’
- ‘I believe I can build a company ten times the size without a desk.’
- ‘In the process it has been thickened to nearly 2.5 times the worldwide average.’
- ‘Four hours later, he was found one and a half times over the drink-drive limit.’
- ‘Pike said the airline spent four times more money running the service than it received in revenue.’
- ‘"We're ten times the size of anyone else, " Pierce bragged.’
- ‘He sees his brothers with four times the amount of money in their pockets.’
- ‘The men's suicide rate is three and a half times higher.’
- ‘I left the shop 30 minutes later, having spent four times what I had anticipated.’
- ‘Little wonder the city's homicide rate stands at 10 times the national average.’
- ‘And it will differ from developments in America in only one respect: it will happen many times faster.’
- ‘But a ship five times their size would seem impossible… or is it?’
- ‘On average, the $5,500 is matched by seven times the grant amount.’
- ‘Individuals who report insomnia lasting for one year are forty times more likely than normal to develop clinical depression.’
- ‘Myocardial infarction is 4.2 times more likely to occur within an hour of smoking cannabis.’
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.