Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a substance) undergoing a reversible change of colour when heated or cooled.
- ‘Others used materials with thermochromic pigments that change colour at different temperatures.’
- ‘This gives a thermochromic transition temperature of 29°C, which is near ideal for intelligent window coatings.’
- ‘The design is printed in thermochromic ink, so when the stamp is heated - such as by placing a finger on it - the ink changes colour to reveal an ion enclosed within the ‘buckyball’ cage.’
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.