Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic crystalline acid with detergent and surfactant properties.
- ‘A process for the preparation of isethionic acid involving the reaction of sodium isethionate and hydrogen chloride in an alcoholic solvent is described.’
- ‘Experiments designed to determine whether the predominant anion of lobster and other nerves is also isethionic acid are in progress.’
Mid 19th century: isethionic, from iso- ‘equal’ + eth(er) + Greek theion sulphur + -ic.
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.