Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a group of small DNA viruses, most of which infect mammals and can cause sarcoma and warts.
- ‘Phleomycin, a copper-containing antibiotic, was effective in blocking the synthesis of infectious simian papovavirus SV40.’
- ‘Eighty-three percent of hamsters inoculated at birth with JC virus, a human papovavirus isolated from brain tissue of a case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, developed malignant gliomas within 6 months.’
1960s: from pa(pilloma) + po(lyoma) + va(cuolating) + virus.
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.