Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than petroleum.
- ‘Finkenstadt says the same rust protection may be achieved by spraying a micrometers-thick film of electroactive bioplastic, which can later be cleaned off with environmentally friendly enzymes.’
- ‘He is turning plant oils, of the kind already used to make biodiesel, into "bioplastic."’
- ‘But what really makes this model different is that its case is made of bioplastic with materials extracted from corn.’
- ‘But Finkenstadt plans to study whether replacing them with the electroactive bioplastic will allow faster recharge or longer charge storage.’
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.