Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A carbon nanotube.
- ‘Another technology that the author has been promoting for a long time is what he calls ‘buckytubes,’ but is better known as carbon nanotubes.’
- ‘Sometimes called ‘buckytubes,’ carbon nanotubes' properties were first studied by Japanese researchers in the early 1990s.’
- ‘The buckytube was accidentally discovered in the resultant soot left behind from an electrical discharge between two carbon electrodes.’
- ‘Buckytubes self-assemble into ‘ropes’ of tens to hundreds of aligned tubes, running side by side, branching and recombining.’
- ‘His impact shroud wouldn't do him much good, even if it is made of woven buckytubes.’
1990s: blend of buckminsterfullerene and tube.
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.