Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic compound used as an agricultural herbicide.
- ‘The concern is that drainage discharge water can carry pollutants such as the herbicide atrazine, sediment, and nutrients to surface waters.’
- ‘She has also added a gene to alfalfa that enables it to detoxify the herbicide atrazine.’
- ‘I would also suggest that chemicals like atrazine and simazine, which have already been banned by a number of countries overseas, should be immediately withdrawn from registration here.’
- ‘Studies of people exposed to atrazine indicate that the chemical may be linked to a number of cancers, including prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.’
- ‘No unusually high levels of pesticides and metals or even oil and grease were detected from the run-off, although the common herbicide atrazine has been detected twice.’
1960s: blend of amino and triazine.
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.