Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A weakly basic sweet-smelling liquid compound present in bone oil and coal tar.
- ‘This step is followed by polymerising pyrrole vapours to produce a foam composite.’
- ‘The free-base form of such porphyrins contains two pyrrole nitrogens.’
- ‘This would make this particular pyrrole group unequivalent with the others.’
- ‘The Netropsin ligand consists of a guanidinium, two pyrrole, and a propylamidinium part.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek purrhos ‘reddish’ + Latin oleum ‘oil’.
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.