Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A mouldable material which hardens to resemble wood and is used for filling cracks in wood.
- ‘Oh, the percussionist also played a whistle (you know, like a ref's whistle) and in the final movement the pianist and flautist played plastic wood blocks.’
- ‘Having a trademark look is not a bad thing, but the plastic wood, which would be fantastically realistic if the grain continued round the edges, just doesn't seem like a feature worth retaining.’
- ‘Bethany laid her head down on top the cool, plastic wood desk, her honey blonde hair falling around her face.’
- ‘Made from 100 percent recycled plastic wood slats, the Trash Pro 10 is rustproof, fade resistant and maintenance free.’
- ‘Because I work with wood for a living I have to say they have done a good job of making real wood look like fake plastic wood by covering it with this durable polyester.’
- ‘The plastic is sent to Calgary to be made into plastic wood and decking, and the steel is sent to IPSCO to be made into pipe.’
- ‘Except that the big game was actually a small model of a sea serpent made of plastic wood attached to a 14-inch toy submarine!’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.