Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A polyester fibre, used chiefly to make clothes and soft furnishings.
- ‘The ground of each canvas consists of combat aircraft, scanned from photographs, enlarged and reprinted in their pixelated glory on Trevira, a synthetic fiber.’
- ‘And it's true: Most of us have unknowingly wolfed a burger ground from Koch beef, ridden on tires made from Koch's Trevira polyester, or escaped the rain beneath a roof covered, with Koch asphalt.’
- ‘With the look and feel of real silk, this Trevira is the closest we've seen to actual silk!’
1950s: of unknown origin.
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.