Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic drug used to treat trichomoniasis and some similar infections.
- ‘Enteric flora modification with antibiotics, such as metronidazole or neomycin, is a second-line treatment, and can be used in combination with lactulose.’
- ‘Other antibiotics include clindamycin, metronidazole, and trimethoprim.’
- ‘Because of the risks to infants whose mothers have trichomonas, some researchers have recommended that pregnant women who have the infection be treated with the antibiotic metronidazole.’
- ‘The standard perioperative care consisted of lactulose, metronidazole and analgesics.’
- ‘The patient was treated with cefepime, vancomycin hydrochloride, metronidazole, tobramycin sulfate, and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor.’
1960s: from me(thyl) + (ni)tro- + (im)idazole.
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.