Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
- ‘It is produced through a free radical polymerization reaction of styrene monomers.’
- ‘Addition polymerization reactions use free radical monomers to produce polymers.’
- ‘Sodium polyacrylate is a polymer containing many acrylate monomers connected end-to-end in a large chain.’
- ‘What Blackmond realised was that it was the dimers, not the monomers, that were catalytically active, and only the heterochiral dimer was not active.’
- ‘The monomer, ethene or ethylene, is obtained in large quantities from the cracking of petroleum.’
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.