Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a group of delicate clusters of ice crystals that form directly from water vapor, typically on the surface of sea ice.
- ‘The glittering spectacle of frost flowers is a common sight on sea ice during polar springtime when the arrival of sunlight sparks a chain of chemical reactions.’
- ‘Solar heat is undoubtably destructive to frost flowers and thus most are found in shaded spots.’
- ‘In fact one frost flower that I was taking a photo of all of a sudden went from a dull ice-blue to a bright gold - the sunshine shining through it.’
- ‘This is significant, because it's the salt in frost flowers that could be important to climate change.’
- ‘Each layer of ice is so thin that the total frost flower is almost weightless and will shatter like glass if touched.’
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.