Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A moldable silicone-based substance, sold chiefly as a toy, which may stretch, shatter, or bounce sharply, depending on how it is manipulated.
- ‘A popular product that uses a silicon-based inorganic polymer is Silly Putty.’
- ‘In my lecture I tell the story of how Silly Putty was invented (a World War II experiment to create a synthetic rubber gone awry.)’
- ‘He kneaded Silly Putty to strengthen his hands and wrists.’
- ‘Yes, it had some snack and coffee machines, but he also added some things specifically intended to relieve stress: Silly Putty, a dartboard, a videogame, a TV, and some magazines.’
- ‘With over 300 million sold, it's also one of the most loved toys of all time - Silly Putty.’
Silly Putty/ˈsilē ˈpədē/
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.