Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[in singular] A hypothetical sequence of events following the meltdown of a nuclear reactor, in which the core melts through its containment structure and deep into the earth.
- ‘Hedge funds are derivatives on steroids, and the near collapse of one hedge fund nearly caused the financial equivalent of ‘the China syndrome.’’
- ‘It may have something to do with the China syndrome.’
- ‘This is not a complete dissection of the flimsy arguments that underlie the country's China syndrome on nuclear weapons.’
- ‘It'll be like the China syndrome, but reversed.’
1970s: from China (as being on the opposite side of the earth from a reactor in the US).
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.