Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Decomposition of a solid by heating it in a closed container and collecting the volatile constituents given off.
- ‘Historically acetone was prepared by the destructive distillation of wood, followed by fractional distillation of the product.’
- ‘It can be obtained by the destructive distillation of wood, and can also be produced from acetylene and water using an oxidation process with air.’
- ‘It was originally produced by the destructive distillation of wood.’
- ‘I used to know this as destructive distillation of coal, but I believe there is a more modern term.’
- ‘Artificial ‘smoke’ flavouring is made by the destructive distillation of wood.’
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.