Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- systematic chemical name for butyric acid
- ‘Butanoic acid dissolves in water, and is weak acid, because its dissociation is only partial’
- ‘He devised a two-step synthesis for the compound 4 - (4-hydroxy-phenyl) butanoic acid, an intermediate for a drug that Lilly is developing.’
- ‘Dimethylol butanoic acid (DMBA) contains two kinds of functional groups in one molecule.’
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.