Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A non-flammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibres and plastic.
- ‘Plastic films laminated to foil for commercial use include cellophane, cellulose acetate, rubber hydrochloride, polyvinyl chloride, polyesters, and polyethylene.’
- ‘Some of the first useful polymers were chemically modified natural polymers such as vulcanized rubber and cellulose acetate.’
- ‘To complicate the problem, photographs have over the years been printed on paper, glass, metal, cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate, or polyester film, each to be conserved by somewhat different methods.’
- ‘Membranes were formerly made of cellulose acetate, but today they are made from polyamide plastics.’
- ‘Other novel polymers have also been used to make wind instruments: for example, cellulose acetate was used to make recorders in the early part of the 20th century.’
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.