Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wide-mouthed glass jar with an airtight screw top, used for preserving fruit and vegetables.
- ‘We caught butterflies in the patches of wildflowers, encased fireflies in Mason jars, and ran down horned frogs which we'd keep all summer and release before school started.’
- ‘He used to have some Mason jars that had money up on the shelf.’
- ‘Next to the stove was a butcher-block work counter covered with Mason jars filled with dried herbs, beans, and grains.’
- ‘Orson Welles stuck a Mason jar inside a toilet bowl and made all of America believe the sound was an alien spacecraft opening during his terrifying ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast.’
- ‘The Perfect Mason jar alone can be found in amber, brown amber, cornflower blue, dark yellow, straw yellow, olive green, olive amber and blackish olive.’
- ‘Take along your favorite flea-market finds too: an old chair or two, chunky go-anywhere dishes, and reliable Mason jars.’
- ‘Beer is definitely at the top of the list all over the country, and ever-expanding wine lists and creative cocktails are also proving that barbeque drinking can be a more sophisticated affair than Mason jars filled with iced tea.’
- ‘Stéphane and Caroline gave me a pretty cookie mix in a Mason jar, brought back from a recent trip to the US.’
- ‘These jars have a narrower sealing surface and are tempered less than Mason jars, and may be weakened by repeated contact with metal spoons or knives used in dispensing mayonnaise or salad dressing.’
- ‘They say all you need, even nowadays, is a couple of barrels of mash, a few stones to set up an oven, copper piping, a perfume - maker's still and Mason jars.’
- ‘In the farthest corner, however, was an unlabeled Mason jar that Bob brought out, like a conjurer of many rabbits, marveling.’
- ‘It was a time when grown-ups made divinity in stifling hot kitchens and kids caught fireflies in Mason jars at dusk.’
- ‘The chairs and tables are scattered and there's a fridge full of Mason jars of borscht the middle of the room.’
- ‘She would carefully arrange my bouquet in a Mason jar, then fill it with fresh cool water from our deep well.’
- ‘It came in the form of a Mason jar half-full of foamy sourdough starter.’
- ‘I myself have attempted to capture light inside a Mason jar so I could study it, but problems arose when I realized I didn't own any Mason jars.’
Late 19th century: named after John L. Mason (died 1902), US inventor.
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.