Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic steroid with similar properties and uses to those of prednisone, of which it is a reduced derivative.
- ‘Before becoming pregnant, she was advised to slowly come off some of her drugs, but to continue to take prednisolone, a steroid.’
- ‘Severe attacks of asthma are sometimes treated with a course of steroid tablets, such as prednisolone.’
- ‘Her dose of prednisolone was then gradually reduced.’
- ‘One of our technicians complained of a persistent cough uncontrollable by antibiotics and prednisolone.’
- ‘It is thought that prednisolone acts by reducing swelling of the facial nerve.’
1950s: from prednisone, with the insertion of -ol.
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.