Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) with tough, elastic properties, used as a textile fabric.
- ‘The permanent implants are made of synthetic fibre Dacron.’
- ‘He bolted large shaped lengths of blue Dacron to opposite sides of a central aluminum bar so that the plane of the painting twisted.’
- ‘Carbon fibre covered with Dacron doesn't shrink and deform.’
- ‘More modern plastics include Teflon (used in non-stick pans), Lycra (used initially in sports wear), Dacron (crease and rot-resistant material used in sailing and tents).’
- ‘As the material has less stretch than Dacron, it is advisable to check with the bow manufacturer, if it can be used.’
1950s: an invented name.
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.