Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The chemical element of atomic number 66, a soft silvery-white metal of the lanthanide series.
- ‘Each segment contains small amounts of ions of relatively rare metals, such as dysprosium, thulium, and cerium, which fluoresce in different colors.’
- ‘Ytterite was eventually to yield eight other new elements in addition to dysprosium.’
- ‘The relative difficulty in identifying certain elements has given birth to such names as lanthanum, krypton and dysprosium.’
- ‘This overview on my blog tells you more about this ‘magic’ metal, the Terfenol, which is a combination of terbium and dysprosium.’
- ‘With this, we can produce energetic dysprosium, atomic mass 162.5, heavy enough for nuclear reactions.’
Late 19th century: from Greek dusprositos ‘hard to get at’ + -ium.
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.