Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hormone secreted by the pineal gland which inhibits melanin formation and is thought to be concerned with regulating the reproductive cycle.
- ‘Research has found the pineal hormone melatonin is low in migraine patients.’
- ‘Cherries are also a great source of melatonin, a hormone that your body uses to regulate its sleep patterns.’
- ‘The pineal gland hormone, melatonin, is one of the endproducts regulated by the circadian system.’
- ‘Delaying sleep on weekends delays the nightly secretion of melatonin, the sleep hormone.’
- ‘Bright light in the morning affects your levels of the hormone melatonin.’
1950s: from Greek melas ‘black’ + serotonin.
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.