Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A condition of the eyes in which objects appear smaller than normal.
- ‘That oculomotor adjustment to a relatively near point induces micropsia for the zenith moon’
- ‘In the second to third hour, visual illusions, wavelike recurrences of perceptual changes (micropsia, macropsia, etc.), and affective symptoms may occur.’
- ‘Instead I lay incapacitated, overwhelmed by the sensation I am now able to give the name micropsia.’
- ‘It must be strongly emphasized that oculomotor micropsia and oculomotor macropsia are physiological and not geometrical effects.’
- ‘Because micropsia exists for close objects, macropsia, the opposite, occurs for far objects.’
Mid 19th century: from micro- small + Greek -opsia seeing.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.