Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A colourless liquid made from acetylene and hydrochloric acid and polymerized to form neoprene.
- ‘Next is an insulated padding made of chloroprene rubber.’
- ‘The Report states the listing is based on findings from laboratory animal studies of chloroprene in which cancer was observed in multiple organs of multiple species following long-term inhalation exposures.’
- ‘In some of Kent's tubing, chloroprene and various flexible TPEs take the place of natural rubber.’
- ‘The product of the reaction was 2-chlorobutadiene, called chloroprene because of its similarity to isoprene.’
1930s: from chloro- + a shortened form of isoprene.
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.