Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The amount paid in wages by an employer to employees:‘the public-sector wage bill’
- ‘Its wage bill for the period was almost £1 million, although the company had only 24 staff at the time.’
- ‘By employing players on an amateur basis, the wage bill would be a fraction of what it is currently’
- ‘Thus, I believe the monthly wage bill contributes just as much to their problems as the payback on investment.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the wage bill has escalated to an astonishing 90% of turnover.’
- ‘In 1900 the company employed 25,028 workers and had a weekly wage bill of nearly £37,000.’
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.