Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An oxide containing four atoms of oxygen in its molecule or empirical formula.
- ‘It is a four stage missile like the Minuteman III, with the first three stages being solid propellant and the fourth stage by hypergolicly fueled with hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.’
- ‘Nitrogen is useful not only as a fire retardant in artificial air but also as a feedstock for the manufacture of ammonia, hydrazine, nitrogen tetroxide, and nutrients such as amino acids and organic bases.’
- ‘These specific environments include anhydrous methanol/halide solutions, nitrogen tetroxide, and liquid or solid cadmium.’
- ‘A Tetrasil is a patented topical cream made from a silver compound called tetrasilver tetroxide, suspended in organic wax and jojoba oil.’
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.