Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A liquid that dries to a rubber-like material, used especially as an adhesive in mending rubber articles.
- ‘In addition to the tyres, the shed also contained a number of 45-gallon drums of benzole, rubber solution and paraffin.’
- ‘When my fingers smell of rubber solution and I have discovered the umpteenth miniscule hole in an inner tube, I reckon that my most significant lifetime achievement is to fix bicycle punctures.’
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.