Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- old-fashioned term for viscose
- ‘Thus rayon was invented and marketed as artificial silk.’
- ‘Other important applications for gelatin include film processing, the manufacture of cement, adhesives, rubber substitutes, and artificial silk.’
- ‘Most fibers at this point are subjected to cold drawing, a strengthening technique developed by Wallace Carothers' team in its search for artificial silk.’
- ‘Vehicle excise duty was still based on horse-drawn carriages, and there was a tax on artificial silk.’
- ‘Further developments and inventions, including synthetic rubber and artificial silk, contributed to Alfred Nobel's personal wealth, and by the time of his death he held over 350 patents.’
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.