Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The chemical element of atomic number 36, a member of the noble gas series. It is obtained by distillation of liquid air, and is used in some kinds of electric light.
- ‘They attributed those lines to the presence of three new elements, which they named neon, krypton, and xenon.’
- ‘Sometimes a mixture of krypton and argon are used instead of the mercury.’
- ‘Consider windows that fill that space with gases like argon, krypton, or a mix of the two.’
- ‘However, some windows use argon or krypton in this space to improve thermal performance.’
- ‘Other gasses - such as argon and krypton - can be used in the space between the glass panes instead of air.’
Late 19th century: from Greek krupton, neuter of kruptos ‘hidden’.
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.