Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped segment of tissue from the uterus is removed for examination.
- ‘Women who want to have a baby can still do so after a cone biopsy, but not following a hysterectomy.’
- ‘If this is the case, you may need to have a cone biopsy.’
- ‘She was treated with a cervical cone biopsy and subsequent hysterectomy, revealing residual highgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion with foci suspicious for, but not diagnostic of, invasion.’
- ‘Following a cone biopsy, gauze may be packed into your vagina to prevent bleeding, but it is normal to bleed for up to four weeks following the operation.’
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.