Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A layer in the earth's stratosphere at an altitude of about 10 km (6.2 miles) containing a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun.
- ‘Every Antarctic spring, a hole appears over Antarctica in the stratospheric ozone layer.’
- ‘In the absence of the ozone layer harmful ultraviolet radiation is able to reach the surface of the Earth in higher doses.’
- ‘It is possible that the increase in carbon dioxide will saturate the earth's oceans, causing damage to the ozone layer.’
- ‘The ozone layer is extremely important as it strongly absorbs the ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.’
- ‘The hole in the ozone layer was discovered by British scientists in Antarctica working on atmospheric physics.’
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.