Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(among doctors) a patient who makes frequent visits to a surgery, complaining of persistent but unidentifiable ailments.
- ‘I recognised my scrawl and wondered if I had written this in desperation for something to do for another heartsink patient.’
- ‘Because such patients may evoke despair, anger, and frustration in doctors, they may be referred to as ‘heartsink patients,’ ‘difficult patients,’ ‘fat folder patients,’ and ‘chronic complainers.’’
- ‘Imagine inviting your heartsink patients home for dinner.’
- ‘My spell of tiredness has led me to investigate and investigate my heartsink patients.’
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.