Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A salt containing the anion SCN−.
- ‘The DNA was prepared using guanidine thiocyanate, ethanol precipitation, protease K digestion, chloroform extraction and ethanol precipitation as described previously, and dissolved in TE buffer.’
- ‘Both thiocysteine and thiosulfate can be used by the enzyme rhodanese to incorporate sulfur into cyanide, thereby detoxifying the cyanide to thiocyanate.’
- ‘Why for instance does the use of two different monovalent salts, potassium thiocyanate and potassium chloride, produce such different results?’
- ‘The enzyme myrosinase reacts with glucosinolates present in plant foods and generates thiocyanate.’
- ‘It was mixed in a water-based solution of cobalt thiocyanate, ferric chloride, and various acids.’
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.