Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A viscous liquid used in making detergents and emulsifying agents.
- ‘The compounds used to create it include ethylenediamine, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide.’
- ‘The additives were prepared from amines (such as tetraethylenepentamine, triethylenetetramine, diethylenetriamine and ethylenediamine (EDA)) and formaldehyde.’
- ‘Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to aminophylline, ethylenediamine (contained in aminophylline), oxtriphylline, or theophylline.’
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.