Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An oxide containing the lowest or an unusually small proportion of oxygen.
- ‘An O2 plasma anneal converted the suboxides to titanium oxide and improved electrical performance.’
- ‘Titanium suboxides form a class of ceramic materials possessing such technically interesting properties as electrical conductivity and solid lubrication.’
- ‘Experimental parameters for the highest yield of carbon suboxide depend on the precise molecular structure of the model compound or on the individual soil sample, respectively.’
- ‘Only diamonds and cubic boron nitride are harder than boron suboxide, which appears to have promising potential.’
- ‘Grains of boron suboxide loom like boulders in this scanning electron microscope view.’
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.