Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1literary A person with a powerful voice.
- ‘When all six stentors are present, they take turns of ten minutes each; if for any reason only two are on duty, a half hour is the extreme required of one reader.’
- ‘The average radio collector may find this hard to believe or accept, but voice transmission broadcasting was not a child of the radio age and the first stentors were not found in the United States.’
A sedentary trumpet-shaped single-celled animal that is widespread in fresh water.
- ‘Often, stentors will attach the lower portion of their pod to debris and assume the trumpet shape illustrated above.’
- ‘This design may play a part in the marvelous ability of stentors to regenerate even when only a tiny fraction of the original individual is left intact.’
- ‘Terry and Diana Lee in Room 409 Diana took the video, and Terry found the two stentors with multiple nuclei.’
Early 17th century: from Greek Stentōr, the name of a herald in the Trojan War.
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.