Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as Perspex or Plexiglas):‘this replica, made of Lucite, is 7 inches tall’[as modifier] ‘a clear Lucite base’
- ‘My grandmother spends weekends in ghost towns looking for scorpions to cast in lucite.’
- ‘Her furniture is formed of inflatable see-through plastic, while her bed looks like a solid block of lucite.’
- ‘This replica, made of lucite, is 7 inches tall and includes a beautiful porcelain display stand.’
- ‘She's got it lined with sheepskin everywhere you can see, and she's got these bubble chairs made of lucite that are suspended from the ceiling by chains.’
- ‘Her acceptance was as gracious and exalting as if she herself had won the transparent, lucite trophy.’
1930s: from Latin lux, luc- light + -ite.
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.