Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white blood cell (a type of lymphocyte) which destroys infected or cancerous cells.
- ‘Researchers believe that gray cells may be a primitive form of our immune system's human killer cells.’
- ‘Natural killer cells are continually poised to attack if a virus strikes.’
- ‘The thinking which lies behind much of the new work is that killer cells in the immune system can be trained to attack malignant tumours when they wouldn't otherwise.’
- ‘So they basically give out signals to an infantry, which in this case would be the killer cells that engage the virus in infected individuals, and help to set up this co-ordinated defence.’
- ‘The metaphors used for cancer are often military terms such as war on cancer, killer cells, magic bullets, and the need for patients to adopt a fighting spirit.’
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.