Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A compound formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms in a hydrocarbon with fluorine atoms.
- ‘Typical contaminants present may include oils and weak oxide layers on metals, or fluorocarbons and silicones on polymers.’
- ‘We have a good record in the management of greenhouse gases like fluorocarbons and methane, and solely restricting carbon dioxide emissions will have a direct impact on industry.’
- ‘It is also used to make hydrofluoric acid, which is then used to make fluorocarbons such as Teflon.’
- ‘They create compounds of waxes, fluorocarbon powders, graphite, and other closely guarded ingredients and meticulously test each concoction in varying racing conditions.’
- ‘Teflon is a fluorocarbon polymer known by the chemical name polytetrafluoroethylene.’
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.