Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long, tapering vertical tube of ice formed in the sea around a plume of very cold seawater produced by a developing ice sheet.‘an unprecedented time-lapse shot underwater records the growth of a brinicle—an ice stalactite progressing downward toward the seabed’
- ‘Vanessa's team also adapted the technology to film the mysterious process of "brinicle formation", which has never before been filmed.’
- ‘The team journeyed under the ice to meticulously document the formation of "brinicles" - columns of frozen seawater - that snake down, tornado-like, to the ocean floor.’
- ‘The brinicle has been nicknamed 'the icy finger of death'.’
- ‘New video has been released that shows the formation of a brinicle on the ocean floor.’
- ‘Where the so-called "brinicle" met the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea urchins and starfish.’
- ‘Berlowitz recalls first seeing the footage of the brinicle and not even believing it herself.’
- ‘Brinicles are found in both the Arctic and the Antarctic.’
- ‘It forms a brinicle as it contacts warmer water below the surface.’
- ‘As it grows down toward the seabed, the brinicle freezes everything it touches,’
- ‘Below the frozen ice a 'brinicle' forms, working its way down to the ocean floor.’
Early 21st century: blend of brine and icicle.
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.