Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Plastic packaging material in sheets containing numerous small air cushions designed to protect fragile goods.
- ‘We skirt around men dragging boxes of green plastic dinosaurs across the floor, bales of bubble wrap, a jumble of king-sized golden picture frames.’
- ‘It was carefully packed in foam peanuts and bubble wrap as if it were a delicate piece of Venetian glass.’
- ‘The best way to ship a gun is in a plastic bag wrapped with bubble wrap and placed in a strong cardboard box.’
- ‘Wrap Christmas Ornaments Properly - Ornaments should be individually wrapped in white tissue paper or where greater protection is needed, wrap in bubble wrap.’
- ‘I also asked Jimmy to carefully wrap all of Sydney's selections in tissue and bubble wrap making sure that the package was sent to her in a timely manner.’
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.