Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for Teflon
- ‘Gleason wanted to coat the devices with a polymer called polytetrafluoroethylene - better known as Teflon, a registered trademark of DuPont.’
- ‘Teflon and related nonstick materials are made from an ultraslippery compound, polytetrafluoroethylene.’
- ‘A noncontact fiber has a quartz center covered with polytetrafluoroethylene and silicone and does not come into contact with blood vessels and tissue.’
- ‘A manufacturer of laminating presses and molding systems for the plastic and rubber industries has recently introduced a press for laminating polytetrafluoroethylene.’
- ‘In addition, materials can be codeposited into the electroless nickel matrix to improve the hardness, for example nanodiamonds or polytetrafluoroethylene, to decrease the coefficient of friction.’
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.