Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Finely ground ferric oxide, used as a polish for metal and optical glass.
- ‘A soft cloth should be used to wipe away any residual traces of the jeweller's rouge.’
- ‘Then I discovered sanding saddles with progressively finer paper up to #1500, then buffing with a cotton wheel and jeweller's rouge.’
- ‘I've heard of people removing scratches from glass with a jeweller's rouge but haven't tried it myself.’
- ‘Also, buff your axles with jeweller's rouge, and set them with a drill press.’
- ‘Standard boat rod guides or spinning guides are simply repolished with jeweller's rouge across all surfaces inside and out.’
- ‘I've used jeweller's rouge on our double glazing as we keep finding tiny little scratches after they were installed and got fed up of bothering the company.’
- ‘I think Israeling would be better, then carefully smooth the mating surfaced with a small felt wheel treated with jeweller's rouge.’
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.