Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked through carbonate groups, including many moulding materials and films.
- ‘Janos Hajito made his discovery by mixing fluorescent dyes with polycarbonate, a transparent polymer.’
- ‘The polycarbonate trademarked as Lexan is used in ‘bulletproof’ glass and in astronaut's helmets.’
- ‘Classes of polymers used in integrated optics include acrylates, polyimides, polycarbonates, and olefins.’
- ‘An array of choices exists for glazing, including glass, vinyl, fiberglass, polycarbonate, acrylic and polyethylene.’
- ‘Clubb says the increases affected all of the plastics lines - polycarbonates, polyethylenes, polypropylenes, copolyesters, and acrylics.’
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.