Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An abnormal condition in which signs of pregnancy such as amenorrhoea, nausea, and abdominal swelling are present in a woman who is not pregnant.
- ‘Phantom babies and phantom pregnancies are a common delusion among mentally ill homeless women.’
- ‘Explains Joanne: ‘She was desperate to produce an heir to maintain the Catholic line and she wanted to have a child with her husband, but it wasn't a pregnancy - she had a kind of phantom pregnancy, some sort of growth.’’
- ‘From what i have read, in phantom pregnancies, hormone levels DO go up. Women who took a pregnancy test found that it returned a positive result.’
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.