Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A substance or device that softens something, especially a fabric softener.
- ‘For a natural fabric softener, soak garments overnight in a solution of one part vinegar to three parts water, then rinse well in clear water before washing.’
- ‘It's not true that colouring causes loss of hair and leaves the hair dry - with use of correct shampoos and softeners, you can keep your hair healthy.’
- ‘Bubble gums are made of sugar, corn syrup, flavours, softeners and latex or plastic.’
- ‘Residues from fabric softeners, as well as the fragrances commonly used in them, can be irritating to susceptible people.’
- ‘Modern household softeners have an automatic backwash or regeneration cycle to clean off the salt and allow it to resume its task.’
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.