Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gel in which the liquid component is water.
- ‘The material, called a hydrogel, contains a polymer that senses and binds to glucose in bodily fluids.’
- ‘The films are in a class of materials known as hydrogels, which are networks of polymers that swell in water.’
- ‘Because they contain up to 95% water, hydrogels cannot absorb much exudate and should be reserved for dry wounds or wounds with minimal to moderate drainage.’
- ‘Although dressings such as films, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels, collagen, and alginates, may be more expensive per dressing than gauze dressings, they are less expensive to use.’
- ‘These charges cause attraction between neighbouring peptides and result in the formation a hydrogel that swells in the presence of water.’
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.