Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small nerve cell within the retina which has dendrites but no axon.
- ‘Its pathogenesis is thought to involve cone and amacrine cell dysfunction in the retina.’
- ‘Interestingly, our results indicate that signalling through different pathways can have convergent effects on amacrine cell function.’
- ‘One of the major objectives of our work is to understand how the function of amacrine cell synapses is modulated.’
- ‘The best-studied amacrine cell synapses are those made onto ganglion cells and the feedback synapses made onto bipolar cells.’
Early 20th century: from a- ‘not’ + Greek makros ‘large’ + is, in- ‘sinew or strip’.
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.