Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A colorless crystalline substance obtained from coal tar, used in dye production.
- ‘Sections were first incubated in buffer containing 3-amino - 9-ethyl carbazole and subsequently for 2 h following the addition of peroxidase and either Put (for DAO) or Spd (for PAO).’
- ‘They also can be considered as possessing carbazole and benzothiophene (thianaphthene [TN]) units with a common benzene ring.’
- ‘Certain molecules such as 1-naphthol, its derivatives, and carbazole show remarkable enhancement in their acidity in the excited singlet state.’
- ‘Concentrated sulphuric acid and 50 l of carbazole reageant (0.1% (w/v) in ethanol 100%) were then added.’
- ‘For this purpose we examined N-indolyl lipids like those shown in Fig.1, which like the related carbazole-labeled lipids position the fluorescent group deep within the bilayer interior.’
Late 19th century: from carbo- + azo- + -ole.
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.