Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere, due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet's surface.See also global warming
- ‘A stronger greenhouse effect will probably warm the oceans and partially melt glaciers and other ice, increasing sea levels.’
- ‘The problem is that we are increasing the greenhouse effect, and this is likely to change the earth's climate.’
- ‘The first person to predict the greenhouse effect was a Swedish chemist named Svante Arrhenius.’
- ‘Scientists predict that this increase may enhance the greenhouse effect making the planet warmer.’
- ‘The greenhouse effect is important to life on Earth, without it the Earth would be far too cold for 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.