Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic compound with strong reducing properties, used in lotions for colouring the skin in sunlight.
- ‘Artificial tanning products use chemicals such as dihydroxyacetone that react with proteins in the skin to create a brown color.’
- ‘Some beauty salons have recorded a 20% increase in sales of the treatment, which uses the colour additive dihydroxyacetone.’
- ‘Recently it has been proposed to use dihydroxyacetone as a fluorescent marker for these events.’
- ‘All self-tanners contain a chemical called dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, which temporarily stains (within about an hour) the uppermost layer of your skin, called the stratum corneum.’
- ‘Researchers have found that dihydroxyacetone, a colorless sugar, interacts with dead cells located in the upper layer of the epidermis to produce a harmless color change that lasts about a week.’
Late 19th century: from dihydroxy- (in the sense ‘containing two hydroxyl groups in the molecule’) + acetone.
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.