Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Their luminescent lycra outfits in outlandish combinations of primary colours are aberrantly bright.’
- ‘‘It is quite clear that he behaved aberrantly in this moment,’ his barrister told the court after the verdicts.’
- ‘We know now that the aberrantly low mutation frequency observed was caused by an inability to utilize lactose.’
- ‘For example, huge databases have been established of genes that are aberrantly regulated in cancers.’
- ‘A few aberrantly high months can make a sizeable contribution to the total number of offences in a year.’
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.