Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A binary compound of hydrogen with a metal.
- ‘One of the problems with metal hydride is that the stored hydrogen is chemically bound to the metal.’
- ‘The oxides, hydrides, and halides are volatile covalent compounds that have low melting points.’
- ‘Lithium aluminum hydride is an important reducing agent in organic chemistry.’
- ‘Metal hydrides can store hydrogen at close to atmospheric pressure, but are too heavy for many uses.’
- ‘The hydride is a complex alloy of rare-earth elements and other metals that may be decomposed and reformed reversibly.’
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.