Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Influenza caused by an influenza virus of type A, in particular that of the pandemic which began in 1918.
- ‘The human Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, which killed between 20 million and 50 million people across the globe, was, it is believed, a mutation of a pig influenza virus that was spread from American pigs by US troops during World War I.’
- ‘One report talked about the determination of the genetic makeup of the dreaded 1918 Spanish influenza virus.’
- ‘Ivy was eight when Spanish influenza tore through the country.’
- ‘Experts say the disease could affect many more people than the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed as many as 100 million people.’
- ‘The great Spanish flu pandemic came right at the end of the war, and while the war killed 6-million people, the flu killed more than 20-million, and it caused havoc right around the globe.’
- ‘Like other respiratory ailments, Spanish influenza attacked Aboriginal communities with exceptional severity.’
- ‘It is believed that four-year-old Michael Dravitzki has fallen foul to Spanish influenza, a potent strain of the virus that swept the world in 1918-19.’
- ‘This strain of influenza, which was named the Spanish flu, reached its peak in the United States just as World War I was about to come to an end in November 1917.’
- ‘During mid-1918, Europe was hit by Spanish flu and an estimated 25 million people died.’
- ‘Comparisons to the 1918 Spanish influenza have produced death toll projections in excess of 360 million, evoking images of chaos in the streets.’
- ‘The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed as many as 100 million people worldwide.’
- ‘The 1918 Spanish flu killed 500,000 Americans, and millions more across the globe.’
- ‘Two of my grandparents had survived the Spanish flu in 1918.’
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.