Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An organic compound containing an ester group —OCO— as part of a ring.
- ‘Standardized ginkgo formulas contain 24% flavonoids, and the substance, along with the other main component of ginkgo, terpene lactones, seems to keep red blood cells and platelets from forming clots.’
- ‘Macrodiols with different thermal characteristics were prepared using ring-opening polymerization of cyclic diesters or lactones with a low molecular weight diol as an initiator.’
- ‘Kava lactones are similar in chemical structure to a compound known as myristicin - found in nutmeg.’
- ‘The polar head is a macrocyclic lactone ring containing nine amino acid residues, three of which have positive charges, whereas one has negative charge.’
- ‘The effects of kava-kava come from the synergistic mechanism of its root's active ingredients, resinous compounds called kava lactones.’
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.