Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to the ilium or the nearby regions of the lower body.‘the iliac artery’
- ‘At this level the bifurcation of the abdominal aorta into common iliac arteries has almost been completed.’
- ‘The other case showed a similar appearance with mild induration and mild swelling in the right iliac region.’
- ‘Aneurysms of the infrarenal abdominal aorta and iliac arteries coexist to such a degree that they may be considered a single clinical entity.’
- ‘This dilation may extend into the iliac arteries or above the renal vessels.’
- ‘The left common iliac artery is seen at the point of bifurcation into external and internal iliac arteries.’
Early 16th century: from late Latin iliacus, from ilia ‘entrails’.
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.