Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instrument with a fluorescent screen used for viewing X-ray images without taking and developing X-ray photographs.
- ‘The plaintiff's claim for loss of business is based in part on an estimate of billings provided by Dr. McMaster, a veterinarian who uses a fluoroscope produced by a different manufacturer.’
- ‘It can be done, but it would be preferable to be done by someone who could use either an ultrasound or a fluoroscope to be sure they're in the right place.’
- ‘Inside are five treatment tables and a fluoroscope.’
- ‘The horses were then hooked up to the fluoroscope.’
- ‘At the far end of the room was a door that we knew led into the testing area - full of fluoroscopes and x-ray machines and other bits of kit with unpronounceable names.’
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.