Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A volatile liquid with weakly basic properties, whose molecule contains a five-membered ring that serves as the basis of a number of medicinal drugs.
- ‘DNA-intercalating fluorophores such as the homodimeric dye TOTO, a thiazole orange dimer, and YOYO, an oxazole yellow dimer, are widely used for the study and identification of DNA.’
- ‘Excitation was at 480 nm and emission detection at 510 nm for oxazole yellow and 510 and 535 run, respectively, for thiazole orange samples.’
- ‘The DNA dye YOYO (a homodimeric derivative of oxazole yellow) was purchased from Molecular Probes.’
- ‘The fluorescence of thiazole orange, unlike that of oxazole orange and TOTO, in the presence of single-stranded samples of DNA is only minor, as compared with that in the presence of double-stranded samples.’
- ‘Homodimeric bis-intercalating fluorophores such as the thiazole orange dimer and the oxazole yellow dimer have been widely used for the study and identification of DNA.’
Late 19th century: from ox- oxygen + azo- + -ole.
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.