Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The use of a ring or loop to bind together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or encircle the opening of a malfunctioning cervix.
- ‘No randomized studies have shown that use of tocolytic therapy after cerclage is effective.’
- ‘Cervical change noted before fetal viability is a better indication for cerclage than if it is identified after fetal viability has been achieved.’
- ‘Those with a history of multiple gestations, ruptured membranes, history of cervical cerclage, signs of preterm labor or serious medical problems were excluded.’
- ‘A Cochrane Collaboration review completed in 2002 identified six relevant trials, four of which studied the effect of cerclage versus no cerclage in preventing preterm delivery.’
- ‘Reports conflict over the value of prophylactic, therapeutic, or rescue cervical cerclage for women at risk of preterm labour because of cervical incompetence.’
Early 20th century: from French, literally ‘encirclement’.
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.