Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- trademark for salbutamol
- ‘She hands me the wooden pin with its red handles and goes to the top drawer for one of her Ventolin inhalers.’
- ‘It is available generically and as the brand names Proventil and Ventolin.’
- ‘But Ventolin's manufacturer, Glaxo, over the years has so strongly marketed the brand name that it's become entrenched.’
- ‘Add NyQuil, two sleepless nights in a row, antibiotics, Motrin and Ventolin and you have a mind that knows not what it sees or hears.’
- ‘I suck a Ventolin puffer a few times a year when the dust gets too much and my pipes get tight.’
1960s: perhaps from ventilate + -ol + -in.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.