Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A synthetic compound with antihistamine properties, used to treat ulcers and related conditions.
- ‘These symptoms were not present while the patient was receiving clozapine plus ranitidine.’
- ‘The absorption of cimetidine and ranitidine is accelerated when coadministered with cisapride.’
- ‘Not everyone will be able to use nonprescription ranitidine instead of Nexium, but those who can will save a significant sum.’
- ‘These chemical burns resulted despite treatment with ranitidine.’
- ‘Another trial found no significant benefit from the use of ranitidine in patients with infectious mononucleosis.’
1970s: blend of furan and nitro-, + -ide + -ine.
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.