Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The operation of cutting into or opening an artery (in early use especially for the purpose of bloodletting); an instance of this.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Johnson (d. 1644), apothecary and soldier. From Middle French, French artériotomie and its etymon post-classical Latin arteriotomia operation of cutting into an artery from Hellenistic Greek ἀρτηριοτομία from ἀρτηριο- + ancient Greek -τομία.
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.