Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Full of pores:‘perforated or porose membranes’
permeable, penetrable, perviousView synonyms
- ‘The endodermis is exceedingly thickened, especially on the inner walls, and very porose.’
- ‘No reticulated or porose textures were seen in any section of the hindgut.’
- ‘In the first generation, prostheses were very porose and therefore had to be preclotted with blood prior to implantation.’
- ‘In the females two porose areas are found on the upper surface.’
- ‘The basal layer, like the superficial layer, is porose, but its pores are not pervious to air.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin porosus, from Latin porus pore.
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.