Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The splitting of a protein or peptide into smaller molecules which is catalysed by the enzymic activity of the protein or peptide itself.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry. From auto- + proteolysis, after German Autoproteolyse.
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.