Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A solid material of extremely low density, produced by removing the liquid component from a conventional gel.
- ‘An aerogel is a porous network of silica strands with diameters of a few nanometres.’
- ‘To be useful, aerogels must remain firm in different environments - a hurdle that most such materials have not cleared.’
- ‘I knew aerogel could trap small moving objects, but I had no idea it was such a good insulator.’
- ‘A tennis racket-shaped canister packed with a material called aerogel will capture the particles during the flyby.’
- ‘South, east, and west walls are polycarbonate panels filled with aerogel insulation.’
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.