Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A toxic crystalline acid containing arsenic, used as a herbicide.
- ‘Fires may produce irritating and/or poisonous gases if cacodylic acid is burned.’
- ‘Sodium cacodylate and cacodylic acid are likely to have similar toxicologic characteristics.’
- ‘Large dietary doses of cacodylic acid for extended periods of time decrease fertility.’
- ‘Finally two studies implicated interaction of cacodylic acid with the sulfhydryl compound glutathione, and induction of metallothionein.’
- ‘The local irritant effects of cacodylic acid are minimal compared to those of arsenic.’
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.