Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A salt or ester of adipic acid.
- ‘Typical plasticizers for PVC are long chain organic compounds such as phthalates, adipates and organophosphates.’
- ‘Due to negative publicity about phthalates, plastic wrap manufacturers are now using a new class of plasticizers called adipates, says Ted.’
- ‘In contact with foods, especially hot, fatty foods, PVC can also leach chemicals such as adipates and phthalates, shown in mice to cause birth defects and damage to the liver and kidneys.’
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.