Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Cloud forming a broken layer of small fleecy clouds at high altitude (usually 5 to 13 km, 16,500 to 45,000 ft), typically with a rippled or granulated appearance (as in a mackerel sky).
- ‘The type of clouds most often found in the high level étage are cirrus, cirrocumulus and cirrostratus.’
- ‘They are similar to the higher cirrocumulus, but are larger and have dark, shadowy sides.’
- ‘Cirrocumulus has no shading (which altocumulus usually has), and because it is so much higher, the cloudlets of cirrocumulus are much smaller than those of altocumulus.’
- ‘The cirrocumulus formation is basically the same cloud as the stratocumulus and altocumulus but at higher altitude.’
- ‘The breeze was soft, but bracingly cool, and the deep blue of the sky was checkered with a high cirrocumulus web, glinting golden and magenta in the glancing sunlight.’
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.