Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A colorless liquid aldehyde with the odor of bitter almonds, used in the manufacture of dyes and perfumes.
- ‘This herb contains amygdalin which hydrolizes into benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid.’
- ‘It is thought that the distinguishing volatile compounds include the volatile phenols, benzaldehyde, vinylbenzene, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl vanillate, and methyl vanillate.’
- ‘All assays were done using a 1: 600 dilution of benzaldehyde, except the last two columns.’
- ‘In 1933, while researching the effects of high pressure on chemical reactants, a fellow scientist managed to produce a waxy solid from ethylene and benzaldehyde.’
- ‘Apricot seeds are a strange molecular combination; part glucose and part the deadly poisons cyanide and benzaldehyde.’
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.