Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic acrylic fiber used for textiles and knitwear, or a fabric made from it.
- ‘The development of Orlon® acrylic fiber stemmed from DuPonts work on rayon.’
- ‘Basketball players were recruited and wore Orlon socks on one foot and socks of other textiles on the other in practice sessions.’
1950s: invented word, on the pattern of nylon.
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.