Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A skein of cotton or other absorbent material passed below the skin and left with the ends protruding, to promote drainage of fluid or to act as a counterirritant.
- ‘In addition to simple fistulotomy, treatments include cutting or draining setons, endo-anal mucosal advancement flaps, sliding cutaneous advancement flaps, fistulectomy with muscle repair and fibrin glue injection.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin seto(n-), apparently from Latin seta ‘bristle’.
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.