Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a coating or sealant) swelling up when heated, thus protecting the material underneath or sealing a gap in the event of a fire.‘intumescent fire-retardant paints’
- ‘Columns of the arcade are simply the rolled steel members of the frame, exposed and made silver with intumescent paint.’
- ‘If alternative panels cannot be used then the ends of the sandwich panels must be sealed and locked together in a non-combustible wall intumescent seal.’
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.