Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pale yellow liquid diketone which readily forms coordination complexes with metals and is used as a solvent and as a reagent in organic and organometallic synthesis.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News. From acetyl + acetone.
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.