Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A substance (such as tetraethyl lead) added to gasoline to inhibit preignition.
- ‘The single most important human exposure to lead was lead aerosol, formed by combustion of lead anti-knock additives in petrol, he said.’
- ‘It focuses on efforts to cover up the health risks associated with lead in paints and ‘anti-knock’ gasoline and the vinyl chloride used in many plastics.’
- ‘One commonly used application is in the production of anti-knock gasoline.’
- ‘Metallocenes are useful in industrial chemistry as reducing agents, anti-knock agents for internal combustion engine fuels, absorbers of ultraviolet light, and free radical scavengers.’
- ‘At first I thought all I needed was a big wrench but then I found out I needed other things like washers, sealing tapes, anti-knock dunnowhats, huge adjustable grippers and even something called a tap re-seater.’
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.