Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic acrylic fibre used for textiles and knitwear, or a fabric made from it.as modifier ‘tight-fitting Orlon sweaters’
- ‘The development of Orlon® acrylic fiber stemmed from DuPonts work on rayon.’
- ‘Basketball players were recruited and wore Orlon socks on one foot and socks of other textiles on the other in practice sessions.’
1950s: invented word, 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.