Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A vivid green toxic crystalline salt of copper and arsenic, used as a preservative, pigment, and insecticide.
- ‘In the past, farmers have used toxic chemicals such as calcium arsenate, Paris green, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and toxaphene to rid their cotton crops of insects.’
- ‘Beautifully named chemicals like Paris green (copper acetoarsenite), calomel (mercurous chloride), and realgar (arsenic sulfide), proved to be hazardous to the pyrotechnician's health.’
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.