Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A colorless toxic liquid derived from the distillation of coal tar, insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol, and used in the manufacture of insecticides and resins.
- ‘Sodium methylate and then cyclopentadiene are added, and ferrocene ultimately precipitates out of the solution.’
- ‘The cyclopentadienes are prepared by reaction with hydrocarbylating agents or alcohols.’
- ‘Nucleophiles can be added, leading to coordinated cyclopentadienes, which may be liberated by oxidation and used in further synthesis.’
- ‘Phenyl-substituted cyclopentadienes are proved to form phenylated pyrylium cations in the presence of silver perchlorate by insertion of an oxygen atom into the cyclopentadiene-ring.’
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.