Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as Plexiglas or Lucite)‘the scratched Perspex in the windows’as modifier ‘a clear Perspex plate’
- ‘In 1966 he abandoned painting for sculpture in perspex and neon, then turned to photography, film, and Conceptual art.’
- ‘The perspex cover was also screwed in place with polished stainless screws.’
- ‘The clear perspex side panels and bigger wind deflectors are optional.’
- ‘It's quite weird because they're squashed between bits of transparent perspex, so you can see them in their flattened state.’
- ‘I suggest you get small pieces of glass or perspex and use these as the final filter.’
1930s: formed irregularly from Latin perspicere ‘look through’, from per- ‘through’ + specere ‘to look’.
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.