Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Thread-like:‘the antennae are filiform’
- ‘This common condition of unknown aetiology, which affects about 10% of children and adults, is characterised by map-like red areas of atrophy of filiform tongue papillae in patterns that change even within hours.’
- ‘Many zygotes were adjacent to a persistent synergid with filiform apparatus.’
- ‘The filiform papillae are long and stained by accumulated debris.’
- ‘Plants on this latter medium were very short with filiform leaves.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin filum thread + -iform.
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.