Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘For decades bacteriologists have known that the organism lives in close association with zooplankton, particularly the minute crustaceans known as copepods.’
- ‘Must we geneticists become bacteriologists, physiological chemists and physicists, simultaneously with being zoologists and botanists?’
- ‘In short he is a bacteriologist and microbiologist first who happens to have found his way to a specialism in food contamination.’
- ‘By the early twentieth century, colonial authorities had entrenched the regime of immunization proposed by bacteriologists, who stemmed the tide of virulent disease through mandatory inoculations.’
- ‘Chemists and bacteriologists verified the dangerous levels of microorganisms at all four of the city's intake points along the lakefront.’
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.