Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lightweight building brick made from small cinders mixed with sand and cement.
- ‘He had the entire floor finished, it was plywood nailed onto a two-by-four frame supported by a sturdy cinder block foundation.’
- ‘However, some problems can arise if the wall is made of brick or cinder block.’
- ‘Her cinder block apartment is sparse and clean, and the red curtains create a rosy hue in the morning sunlight.’
- ‘His dark patio was hemmed in by a cinder block retaining wall that created a barrier between the 1940s house and the rest of the yard.’
- ‘Although the lobby and studio were lost, some of the 60-seat theatre was preserved in the cinder block building.’
- ‘Nigerians build simple rectangular or cylindrical houses of reed, mud brick, or cinder block.’
- ‘I have a question concerning the interior of my 1950's cinder block home.’
- ‘I found myself on my room's balcony, which is separated from the other balconies by a barrier no thicker than a cinder block.’
- ‘Dry, sweet-smelling woods that hide the square cinder block house he shares with his wife and daughter.’
- ‘She is walking me through the skeleton of the future clinic, which is being built cinder block by cinder block beside the old one.’
- ‘In our house, this kind of texture has been sprayed over a cinder block wall.’
- ‘I have a cinder block wall in a finished basement in a house built in 1978.’
- ‘We had to learn how to work with cinder block, cement, and stucco.’
- ‘She parked her Ford Ranger on the west side of the small, half cinder block, half brick building.’
- ‘Rats, too, can gnaw through lead sheathing, cinder block, aluminum sheeting, glass and electrical wires.’
- ‘The cinder block building where these components were housed was cramped and poorly lit.’
- ‘Family houses are constructed of cinder block or brick rather than wood.’
- ‘For brick, concrete and cinder block, only latex should be used.’
- ‘You're in a cinder block cell the size of most people's bathroom.’
- ‘The fire tore through the cinder block walls of five elevator shafts, turning them into giant chimneys for acrid, black smoke.’
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.