Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium which causes gonorrhoea.
- ‘Gonorrhea, caused by a bacterium called gonococcus that thrives in warm/moist body tissues, can infect the throat, urethra, vagina/cervix, and anus.’
- ‘Laboratory tests are carried out for gonococcus and sometimes trichomonas and chlamydia, depending on the technology available.’
- ‘I think most doctors would empirically give antibiotics for both staph and gonococcus, but apparently for this exam, that would be wrong.’
- ‘Does it mean that no gonococci were present in the patient or that none were present in the sample submitted to the laboratory for culture?’
- ‘Pelvic inflammatory disease (infected fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus), is caused most frequently by sexually transmitted chlamydia or gonococci.’
Late 19th century: blend of gonorrhoea and coccus.
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.