Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Carrying towards, afferent; specifically designating the veins leading to the kidney in a renal portal system.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From post-classical Latin advehent-, advehens, specific use (as adjective) of classical Latin advehent-, advehēns, present participle of advehere to bring from ad- + vehere to carry.
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.