Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic peptide which has the same action as the hormone gastrin. It is used to promote gastric secretions prior to sampling them for tests.
- ‘A synthetic compound based on this sequence, pentagastrin, is used clinically for tests of gastric acid secretion.’
- ‘A single 10 mg dose of omeprazole has a modest effect on acid secretion, but after five days of continuing therapy, a 93% reduction in basal secretion and a 66% reduction in pentagastrin is seen.’
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.