Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1873–1961), American pharmacologist and physiologist, born in Germany. He was the first to show that a chemical neurotransmitter is produced at the junction between a parasympathetic nerve and a muscle. This he identified as the substance acetylcholine. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1936, shared with Sir Henry Dale).
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.