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.
- ‘Beautifully named chemicals like Paris green (copper acetoarsenite), calomel (mercurous chloride), and realgar (arsenic sulfide), proved to be hazardous to the pyrotechnician's health.’
- ‘In the past, farmers have used toxic chemicals such as calcium arsenate, Paris green, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and toxaphene to rid their cotton crops of insects.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.