Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A calcium-rich plagioclase present in many basic igneous rocks.
- ‘They range from bytownite - labradorite in basalts and gabbros, andesine - oligoclase in diorites and andesites to albite in granites and rhyolites.’
- ‘The highly soluble and aluminous bytownite favored the formation of allophane.’
- ‘The groundmass consists mainly of bytownite with large grains of diopside and of colourless olivine, and small octahedrons of magnetite.’
- ‘I'm interested in some of the Bytownite but don't get paid until Saturday...’
- ‘I received a specimen of Bytownite today in the mail.’
Mid 19th century: from Bytown, the former name of Ottawa, Canada, + -ite.
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.