Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A substance which elicits an active physiological or behavioural response:‘what happens when chemical excitants flood into the brain?’
tonic, restorative, reviver, energizer, refresherView synonyms
- ‘The resulting synaptic inhibition is characterized by either a depressant or an excitant effect, depending on the population of cells involved.’
- ‘Some people find that coffee brings out tremor; this is due to the presence of caffeine, which is an excitant; these effects are not, however, universal.’
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.