Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘We have shown that the short-range repulsion can be reasonably well described by theories of grafted flexible polymer chains in a brush-like configuration.’
- ‘Safety systems include ‘intumescent’ plastic seals around doors - which bubble up when hot and seal the door - and cold smoke ones, brush-like strips, which are fitted flush with the door.’
- ‘In the third and most recently-proposed model, the sidearms are unstructured polyelectrolyte chains, forming a hairy, polymer brush-like layer around the filament backbone.’
- ‘Lights glow in the planting bed, illuminating brush-like desert spoons and brilliant bougainvilleas.’
- ‘Although the flower is white, it has up to 100 long, bright red stamens giving it a brush-like appearance.’
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.