Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibres of the skin which are capable of fine discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli.Often contrasted with protopathic
- ‘Active mobility, reflexes and epicritic sensory testing were normal.’
Early 20th century: from Greek epikritikos ‘giving judgement over’, from epi ‘upon or over’ + krinein ‘to judge’.
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.