Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not fully clear or transparent.
- ‘For more UV protection, consider buying semi-opaque or solid color stains.’
- ‘All the colour and scent of the flowers is lost behind a rustling, flapping, sheath of cheap semi-opaque cellophane wrapping.’
- ‘Other common stones are carnelians, which are a semi-opaque reddish orange, and turquoise from Iraq, which is sky blue.’
- ‘In 1983 stay-up's appeared in beautiful designs: matt, opaque, shimmering, transparent, semi-opaque, fine-meshed, woolen and silken.’
- ‘Yellow sunlight shines through the semi-opaque white plastic tank, and the lethal fluid within glows mysteriously.’
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.