Feb
12
2010

Napalm: Word Of The Day

After John Mayer’s “foul” comment against Jessica Simpson, the word “napalm” has been the hottest search, since many are intrigued to know the meaning of this word as used by Mayer when asked to describe Jessica Simpson.

So, what does napalm really means?

Napalm (naphthenic and palmitic acids) is a thickening/gelling agent generally mixed with gasoline or a similar fuel for use in military operations. The term napalm is a combination of the names of its derivatives (coprecipitated aluminium salts of naphthenic and palmitic acids). Colloquially, napalm is used as a generic reference to several flammable liquids used in warfare, often jellied gasoline. “Napalm B” is the modern variant of napalm and, although chemically different, is often referred to simply as napalm.

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