Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thermoplastic polymer used in water pipes.
- ‘Prior to this change, most double pane windows had been sealed with polybutylene.’
- ‘He explained to Dr. Farrington that he worked with various chemicals including ethyl acetate, adecote, atin, bynel resin, and polybutylene.’
- ‘The home I'm buying has polybutylene for the water supply plumbing.’
- ‘Last year ACI began supplying Ford with 100 percent recycled PC/PBT (polycarbonate/polybutylene terephthalate) for use on Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer bumper beams.’
- ‘What claims does the DuPont Settlement Class have against DuPont USA arising from their ownership of real property or structures containing polybutylene plumbing or heating systems with acetal insert fittings?’
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.