Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic crystalline compound used widely in the manufacture of dyes and other chemicals and as a photographic developer.
- ‘Nuclei were counterstained with 4 ’, 6-diamidino - 2-phenylindole at 1g/ml in a phenylenediamine antifade.’
- ‘To stain the nuclear DNA, 1 g/ml DAPI was added to mounting solution (1 mg/ml phenylenediamine, 50% glycerol).’
- ‘The tissues were washed in PBS and incubated in FITC-conjugated goat anti-mouse IgG for 2 hr and then washed in PBS and mounted in 90% glycerol containing 0.01% phenylenediamine.’
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.