Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An organic compound whose molecule contains a three-membered ring involving an oxygen atom and two carbon atoms.
- ‘The process produces such key industrial chemicals as ethylene oxide, the simplest epoxide.’
- ‘Originally epoxides were named as oxides of alkenes.’
- ‘It was suggested that the formation of the epoxides was due to the reactivity of singlet oxygen with double bonds.’
- ‘They are either reduced by glutathione peroxidases to unreactive fatty acid alcohols or they react with metals to produce epoxides, aldehydes, etc.’
- ‘The lipid hydroperoxide thus formed will decompose into alkoxy radicals, aldehydes, alkenes, epoxides and alcohols.’
1930s: from epi- ‘in addition’ + oxide.
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.