Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crystalline compound present in sugar beet and used in the manufacture of some anticonvulsant drugs.
- ‘Drugs that have been implicated include penicillin, aminopenicillins, sulfonamides, allopurinol, thiazides, quinolones, hydantoins, and propylthiouracil.’
- ‘They were working to create antimicrobial coatings by incorporating a molecule called hydantoin into fluorine-containing polymer chains.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek hudōr water + allantoic (see allantois) + -in.
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.