Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lightweight breathable fabric used to make clothing and equipment for camping, climbing, and other outdoor pursuits.
- ‘Samples were mounted in Pertex (Histolab Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden).’
- ‘Instead of laminates, the Flex is built with Pertex, a nylon woven so tightly that it's water-resistant.’
- ‘It developed a unique outdoor fabric called Pertex, which is 50 per cent lighter and packs 50 per cent smaller than the others available.’
- ‘The sections were counterstained with methyl green and then mounted using Pertex.’
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.