Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lens suitable for taking photographs unusually close to the subject.
- ‘He adjusts the focus of the Carl Zeiss 120 mm macro lens, which allows him to work very close up.’
- ‘With smaller animals and reptiles that are behind wire or in glass enclosures, you can even work with macro lenses.’
- ‘One evening when I was moving along at a snail's pace underwater on a coral reef in the Red Sea, searching for small subjects for my macro lens, I spotted a lovely sea anemone of a kind I had not seen before.’
- ‘The photography workshoppers are all sporting monster macro lenses for the day, while I have decided to stay with wide-angle and the big scene - perhaps to take some pictures of the other divers taking pictures.’
- ‘So I traded in the microscope for a macro lens and the telescope for a telephoto.’
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.