Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A colourless crystalline solid which readily forms water-soluble polymers.
- ‘Recent reports about a chemical called acrylamide, found in carbohydrate-rich foods, may give some scientific credence to an uncooked diet.’
- ‘Further, for the case of acrylamide, the polymerization was roughly twice as fast under nitrogen as in air.’
- ‘For the occupational toxicants acrylamide and 1,3-butadiene a genetic risk assessment was performed based on heritable translocation data.’
- ‘The gel is a thin slab of acrylamide polymerized between two glass plates.’
- ‘This amino acid could supply nitrogen, an ingredient of acrylamide, Mottram says.’
Late 19th century: from acrylic + amide.
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.