Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crystalline organic acid used in making polyester resins and other polymers.
- ‘Polyesters were first produced in England in 1941 by condensing ethylene glycol with terephthalic acid.’
- ‘John R. Whinfield and J. Dickson continued Carother's research and made a polyester with terephthalic acid in 1941.’
- ‘Chen still plans to take back a leading role any time, including at Tuntex Petrochemicals Inc, which is a major manufacturer of purified terephthalic acid that has started to turn profitable.’
Mid 19th century: blend of terebic ‘of or from turpentine’ (from terebinth) and phthalic acid.
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.