Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small rod-like structure, about 4–7 nanometres in diameter, present in numbers in the cytoplasm of many eukaryotic cells.
- ‘Actin is the major constituent protein of microfilaments in eukaryotic cells.’
- ‘In particular, we have focused our attention on microtubules, actin microfilaments and intermediate filaments of keratin.’
- ‘Some cells possessed abundant, randomly arranged thin microfilaments in their cytoplasm.’
- ‘In poliovirus infection, both intracellular movement and release of virus appear to be related to cytoskeletal changes, particularly involving actin microfilaments.’
- ‘If microfilaments antagonize microtubules, this uneven distribution of microfilaments should affect microtubule morphology.’
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.