Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Reactions that occur between the aldehydic groups and other amino acids of adjoining molecules lead to cross-links between the molecules and the self-assembly into fibers.’
- ‘The components have high absorption characteristics resulting from the presence of carboxylic, hydroxylic, and aldehydic functional groups.’
- ‘Oxidized wines smell flat and aldehydic.’
- ‘They were then treated with 0.5 M NH 4 Cl in phosphate buffer for 2 h to block free aldehydic groups.’
- ‘The aldehydic proton gives a strongly deshielded resonance signal in the H - 1 NMR spectrum.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.