Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The maintenance of a population at a constant level by limiting the number of live births to only what is needed to replace the existing population.
- ‘With a population of 7,587,000, Austria has maintained zero population growth in the last half of the twentieth century.’
- ‘The planet has plenty of people, and will have long after zero population growth is reached around 2050.’
- ‘Today, German women are having less than 1.4 children each - only two thirds the level needed to maintain zero population growth.’
- ‘For the first time in Australia's history, zero population growth is both an aspiration and a looming possibility.’
- ‘The population of the United States is not on an exponential growth pattern, it's approaching zero population growth, even with immigration.’
- ‘What are the implications of fertility rates well below zero population growth and the increasingly high value placed on having ever fewer children, especially in industrialized societies?’
- ‘In the developed world, we've pretty much hit zero population growth.’
- ‘Fertility rates have dropped dramatically in many parts of the world, and much of Europe is at or near zero population growth.’
- ‘Our supposedly rapacious western culture has reached near zero population growth.’
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.