Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Tissue that is used to blow one's nose, contain a sneeze, etc.
- ‘We do everything from bathroom and facial tissue to health-care products.’
- ‘Keep powdered facial tissues in your purse or pocket.’
- ‘Other suggestions included supplying waterless hand sanitizers, germ-killing paper towels and facial tissues, and antimicrobial soaps and installing ultraviolet lamps in ventilation systems to kill germs and disinfect the air.’
- ‘Sure you can buy facial tissues than cost less than Kleenex, but we still have a tendency to call all the tissue brands Kleenex don't we?’
- ‘Half the world's commercial timber is needed to make paper products such as facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, handkerchiefs, gift wrap paper, packaging, photocopy paper, newspapers, magazines and even holiday photos.’
- ‘Either pack facial tissues with you or visit a restroom to blow your nose in the privacy of your very own stall.’
- ‘Laser scanning systems in auto assembly plants are often referred to as the ‘Perceptron,’ almost in the way that facial tissues are often referred to as ‘Kleenex.’’
- ‘Products like unscented facial tissues, low salt/no salt items and sugarless low-fat anything would sell here.’
- ‘Hay, tissue paper, paper towels, facial tissue, and old socks make excellent nesting materials.’
- ‘The new facial tissue will be available in August of this year, just in time for the cold and flu season.’
- ‘So, most people here will admit to knowing a bit about branding, advertisements that over time cause you to associate certain items with specific manufacturers (Kleenex, rather than facial tissue etc).’
- ‘After 10 days, the two groups showed no difference in symptoms as reported by questionnaires and determined by ‘mucous weights’ of their used facial tissues.’
- ‘Chances are, when a critic tells readers to ‘Keep the Kleenex handy’ for a television show, he doesn't mean viewers will be inconsolable without the unique comforts of a Kleenex-brand facial tissue product.’
- ‘There's a certain facial tissue company who use the imagery of a fuzzy yellow duckling to advertise how soft their product is.’
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.