Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disinfectant consisting of a mixture of cresols and soft soap.
- ‘Soak them for three hours in a solution of one teaspoon of Lysol per one quart of water.’
- ‘I'd have preferred a cot until they got us semipermanent billets to stay in; at least cots can be sprayed with Lysol.’
- ‘Spray yourself with Lysol liberally so you never have to wash again!’
- ‘I can't remember if it was Lysol or some other kind of disinfectant, but it was obvious that she was spraying something before we got off the plane.’
- ‘And good to her word, Anita brought up a neat bucket full of Lysol and Pine Sol, and bleach.’
- ‘Do we really need to be told not to spray Lysol into our eyes?’
- ‘It had some random ghouls in it, so we swept the isles and took out maybe 5, dragged them out and used Lysol to disinfect the place.’
- ‘He says to wash and dry your sneakers, change socks daily (or more if you're prone to sweating), spray shoes with Lysol and sprinkle with foot powder.’
- ‘Fajngold took to spraying Oskar with Lysol to rid him of the infestation of lice that the Russian soldiers had delivered.’
- ‘The house stinks of skunk, bleach, Lysol, and bayberry room freshener (it was there, so I sprayed)… but mostly skunk.’
- ‘They get sick if you put them in a bubble and spray them in the eyeballs with Lysol.’
- ‘He picked up the can of Lysol that was sitting next to him and sprayed the area as best as he could.’
- ‘For cleaning, I liberally spray Lysol or Clorox disinfectant onto the blade and anvil, and then vigorously work to remove all plant sap using 600 grain sandpaper for metal.’
- ‘Madison's room was eerily dark and quiet, and the smell of lemon flavored Lysol permeated throughout the air.’
- ‘My mother really did spray my computer with Lysol because she was afraid of catching computer viruses.’
- ‘He had taken to cleaning everything with Lysol and was constantly polishing and shining.’
- ‘They called us Mongoloids, told us to go back to the reserve and drink Lysol.’
- ‘No, but if I ever find them around here, I'll spray your eyes out with Lysol after I decontaminate my room.’
- ‘There was a funny smell when I moved in so I sprayed a ton of Lysol, and I brush my teeth a lot.’
- ‘I wound up cleaning it up, then rubbing some baking soda into it and spraying a bit of Lysol.’
Late 19th century: from -lysis + -ol.
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.