Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Material found only in the nuclei of female cells (especially as the Barr body) and believed to represent the inactivated X chromosome.
- ‘The incidence of sex chromatin in nuclei of epithelial cells in buccal smears was determined in 63 women aged 62 to 93 who had reached the menopause from 10 to 50 years previously.’
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.