Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a class of antineoplastic drugs whose molecules contain a tetracyclic nucleus related to anthraquinone and whose major action is to inhibit the uncoiling and coiling of DNA necessary for its transcription and replication.
1960s. From anthra- + -cycline, after German Anthracyclin, so named with reference to the ring structure of the compounds.
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.