Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pen that uses a gel-based ink, combining the permanence of oil-based ballpoint ink and the smooth glide of water-based ink.
- ‘The script was faint, in groovy gel pen colors, quite unsteady, address elements out of order and the stamp on the left.’
- ‘I loved his desk because it was covered in gel pens and big markers, and there was a big cork board to pin your drawings on.’
- ‘So I grabbed the metallic roll gel pen and paper and wrote.’
- ‘However, I notice that nobody mentions that most gel pen ink seeps through the silky pages and often stains the facing page too.’
- ‘‘Um, nothing,’ I answer, and continue writing furiously with the orange sparkle gel pen I got from someone.’
- ‘She had a friend draw over it with a gel pen to make it look like a fake tattoo.’
- ‘The writing was in pastel blue gel pen, with the glitter in it.’
- ‘‘I have started using those gel pens these days,’ he is quick to add.’
- ‘Neat, slender script filling two thirds of its pages, words written in blue Crayola crayon, then indigo gel pen, then smooth navy blue ink.’
- ‘It was with this style that he took to drawing the innards of old televisions and computers with intricate detail, all in various colors of ball-point and gel pen.’
- ‘Two Christmases ago I bought a silver and a gold gel pen to accent and decorate mats for pictures with a Christmas theme.’
- ‘We're making a note of that, using a pretty, glittery gel pen.’
- ‘Keep things simple with beaded necklaces, fingernail polish, and message bracelets made with gel pens and rubber bands.’
- ‘Try water colours, acrylic paints, pastels and coloured paper, coloured modelling clay, ordinary air-drying clay, origami paper, rubber printing stamps and gel pens.’
- ‘Now with a glitter pen, or gel pen, write ‘Happy Valentine's Day’ all around the candy canes, forming a line of repeated verse.’
- ‘The walls of the tiny room were completely covered in writing; silver marker, gold marker, black permanent marker, spray paint, carvings with knives, paint, pencil, ball point pen, gel pen, etc.’
- ‘There was no way I was going to be able to write a long positive letter to the person whose name was scrawled in front of me in loopy pink gel pen.’
- ‘She gave me a really cute kitty card, two multicolored gel pens, and a little journal just for me.’
- ‘Notes are written in a variety of gel pens and unobtrusively handed to their respective delegations by assigned note-passers.’
- ‘She opened the bag and pulled out an undersized book and a purple gel pen.’
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.