Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Originally) a synthetic nucleic acid sequence designed to mimic the structure and behaviour of a chromosome; (now usually) a nucleic acid sequence into which an artificial or modified gene, or a fragment of a natural genome which is being studied, can be maintained, reproduced, and manipulated within a carrier such as a bacterial or yeast cell.
1980s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science.
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.