Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A synthetic compound used in controlling plant growth, often as a non-persistent contact herbicide.
- ‘EPA has found diquat to potentially cause the following health effects.’
- ‘Cost of treating hydrilla with diquat or Sonar is about $1, 000 an acre.’
- ‘Victor Oreffo (AstraZeneca, Loughborough, UK) presented results on gene expression analysis following in vivo or in vitro exposure to the oxidative stress agents menadione and diquat.’
1960s: from di- ‘two’+ quaternary.
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.