Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A toxic liquid base, 1,5-diaminopentane, formed by the putrefaction of proteins.
- ‘The putrescine and the cadaverine concentrations were higher in the proximal than in the distal part of the intestinal lumen.’
- ‘Measurements of the fluorescence of dansyl cadaverine attached to Gln 41 indicate substantial inhibition of the initial association of G-actin-S1 into longitudinal dimers.’
- ‘He attempted to coat the host pupae with several appropriately named diamines, such as putricine and cadaverine.’
- ‘The noxious gases putrescine and cadaverine get on your clothes too.’
- ‘The names given to some of the staleing amines, ‘putrazine’ and ‘cadaverine’, speak volumes about the role of smell.’
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.