Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bond that is issued at a deep discount to its face value but pays no interest.
- ‘A passively managed fund in zero-coupon bonds charges less than 1%.’
- ‘It is possible for a corporation to issue a zero-coupon bond, whose current yield is zero and whose yield to maturity is solely a function of the built-in price appreciation.’
- ‘Floated by the Power Finance Corporation, it is a zero-coupon bond that matures in 2022.’
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.