Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a class of iron-containing proteins involved in electron transfer processes within living cells.
- ‘Based on this information, the differences in the dynamic properties between the two rubredoxins investigated here and in previous reports can be better rationalized.’
1960s: from Latin ruber, rubr- ‘red’ + redox + -in.
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.