Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibres of the skin which are capable of discriminating only between relatively coarse stimuli, chiefly heat, cold, and pain.Often contrasted with epicritic
- ‘An alternate explanation for the finding is protopathic bias, which can arise in situations where medications are used to treat acute symptoms.’
Mid 19th century: from proto- ‘primitive’ + Greek pathos suffering, feeling + -ic.
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.