Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic textile made from acrylic fibre and used for curtains and upholstery.as modifier ‘blue Dralon armchairs’
- ‘Tightly woven fabrics such as a cotton are durable, as are Dralon and chenille, but these may ‘shade’ and lose their shape more readily than other fabrics.’
- ‘Dad was a clerk, Mum was a secretary, we had Dralon on our sofa.’
- ‘Working in Australia last year, I discovered that in the southern hemisphere the shop sells food such as steak and washed salad, not cheap sweeties and Dralon.’
1950s: on the pattern of nylon.
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.