Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A foul-smelling oil, formerly used as a purgative, obtained from the seeds of a tropical Asian croton tree.
- ‘In the former case this procedure was followed by injections of croton oil and/or hydrocortisone, and in the latter case only by enough air to maintain the size of the original ellipsoid.’
- ‘Topically applied emu oil significantly reduced severity of acute auricular inflammation induced by croton oil in mice.’
- ‘The trial developed that administering arsenic and croton oil to old men was by no means the defendant's only foible.’
- ‘Plasma cytokine levels were not changed by croton oil treatment.’
- ‘In contact with the eye, croton oil causes severe keratoconjunctivitis with pain, swelling, and purulent discharge.’
- ‘Witch hazel also exhibited a strong antiphlogistic effect in the croton oil ear edema test in the mouse.’
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.