Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very pure, shiny black, brittle form of asphalt, used in making inks, paints, and varnishes.
- ‘In the 1990s the state led the nation in beryllium and Gilsonite production.’
- ‘A general guideline is that 3% binder replacement with Gilsonite will double the viscosity of a binder.’
Late 19th century: named after Samuel H. Gilson, 19th-century American mineralogist, + -ite.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.