Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘As Nina rightly says, there is nothing natural, but nevertheless there are biotic defaults, and there is nothing more biologistic than poking bits of yourself into holes or rubbing bits of yourself until they are sick.’
- ‘That very lack of engagement enables a popularising of biologistic discourse that deserves more informed criticism.’
- ‘Harris argues for ‘the need to distinguish among ‘individual’, ‘self’ and ‘person’ as biologistic, psychologistic and sociologistic modes of conceptualising human beings.’
- ‘In Helga, she creates a self-referential Melanctha of the twenties who at moments openly mocks the very biologistic literary tradition that has produced her.’
- ‘In the nineteenth-century novel, when eugenic and biologistic ideologies are in place, this curative function operates within a specifically medicalized, somatized framework.’
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.