Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A salt containing the anion MnO₄⁻, typically deep purplish-red and with strong oxidizing properties.
- ‘Each was instructed to wash his hands in a disinfecting permanganate solution.’
- ‘Congo red staining was resistant to permanganate pretreatment.’
- ‘Histochemical stains confirmed the presence of melanin, since brown pigment removable by permanganate bleaching was demonstrated by Fontana-Masson stain.’
- ‘He had very bad luck with the permanganate bleach and recommends the dichromate bleach instead.’
- ‘Histochemical stains for iron and melanin (Fontana-Masson with and without permanganate bleaching) were also reviewed.’
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.