Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A microorganism that is able to, or can only, live in the absence of oxygen.
- ‘Other normal inhabitants of the birth canal - staph, strep, diphtheroids, anaerobes, E. coli and Listeria - are other pathogens that may cause neonatal pneumonia.’
- ‘Organisms that preferentially attack the fallopian tubes include Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis and mixed aerobes and anaerobes.’
- ‘The most recently released agents have significant antimicrobial activity against gram-positive streptococci, atypical pathogens and anaerobes.’
- ‘Foot infections in diabetic patients are commonly polymicrobial and may involve aerobes and anaerobes.’
- ‘Major and limb-threatening infections usually are polymicrobial and may involve aerobic gram positive cocci, gram negative bacilli, anaerobes, and enterococci.’
Late 19th century: from an- + aerobe.
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.