Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic compound used in controlling plant growth, often as a nonpersistent contact herbicide.
- ‘EPA has found diquat to potentially cause the following health effects.’
- ‘Victor Oreffo (AstraZeneca, Loughborough, UK) presented results on gene expression analysis following in vivo or in vitro exposure to the oxidative stress agents menadione and diquat.’
- ‘Cost of treating hydrilla with diquat or Sonar is about $1, 000 an acre.’
1960s: from di- two + quaternary.
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.