Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A substance that irritates the eyes and causes tears to flow.
- ‘Their eyes must be protected from the effects of lacrimators as well.’
- ‘This lachrymator dissolves in eye fluids and produces small amounts of irritating sulfuric acid.’
- ‘What is more, chemical tear gas lachrymators are considered by some to have long term carcinogenic properties.’
- ‘The student exposed to the lachrymator was not wearing eye protection.’
- ‘Compounds that are labeled as lachrymators belong in this category.’
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.