Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a pair of muscles which run under the jaw and act to open it.
- ‘Training caused an increase in the activity of citrate synthase and superoxide dismutase in the digastric muscle, the sternohyoid muscle, and the costal diaphragm.’
- ‘The submandibular glands are located within a triangle bounded by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, and the body of the mandible.’
- ‘Accessory slips may join the muscle from the digastric, from the stylomandibular ligament, or the angle of the mandible.’
- ‘The tip is dissected from the underlying digastric muscle with care to avoid the stylomastoid foramen and facial nerve.’
- ‘The insertion of the superior belly may overshoot the hyoid bone and attach alongside the digastric.’
Late 17th century: from modern Latin digastricus, from di- twice + Greek gastēr belly (because the muscle has two fleshy parts or ‘bellies’ at an angle, connected by a tendon).
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.