Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A salt or ester of acrylic acid.
- ‘The most durable exterior house paints are based on acrylic co-polymers of materials like methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate.’
- ‘Important monomers which undergo these reactions include styrene, methylmethacrylate, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, and other acrylates.’
- ‘The UV systems are based on urethane acrylates, which are necessary for excellent weathering properties.’
- ‘They can contain chemicals such as acrylate, peroxides, bisphenol, formaldehyde, polyurethane, toluene, and xylene, some of which have been suspected of toxicity.’
- ‘Classes of polymers used in integrated optics include acrylates, polyimides, polycarbonates, and olefins.’
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.