Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lightproof, soundproof tank of salt water in which a person floats as a form of deep relaxation.
- ‘Has anyone tried flotation tanks or sensory deprivation?’
- ‘The abundance of massage therapists and flotation tanks bring the stressed-out urbanites.’
- ‘Though the harmonic devices remain pretty much unchanged, the softer, recessed electronic textures and a greater use of silence offer a deep listening experience that rivals the best flotation tank.’
- ‘Paradise Australian-style is miles of pristine sand, whipbirds at dawn and a flotation tank across from Woolworth's.’
- ‘The darkness and the warmth and the weightlessness were combining to hypnotise me: I was reminded of my experience of sensory deprivation in the flotation tank in Notting Hill.’
- ‘It looks the part until you hear about the anti-jetlag flotation tank and the everything-with-bells-on gym.’
- ‘Does anyone have a flotation tank I could borrow for a couple of days?’
- ‘But there are few other places imaginable that are more conducive to complete relaxation than a flotation tank.’
- ‘We all inflate our BCs, remove our regs to check the echo, and decide that this is better than any flotation tank or rebirthing experience could ever be.’
- ‘It invokes a dreamlike state, rather like being in a flotation tank.’
- ‘One beautician based at the Rainbow Room in Glasgow said that the salon's flotation tank had proved particularly popular.’
- ‘A flotation tank is like a huge bath, about the width and length of a king-size bed.’
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.