Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A compound that has an uncharged molecule containing a negatively charged carbon atom directly bonded to a positively charged atom of sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, or another element.
- ‘This reaction occurs between an ylide and a carbonyl group which ultimately yields the alkene.’
1950s: from -yl + -ide.
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.