Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The treatment of organ failure by surgical transplantation or the insertion of artificial replacements.
- ‘‘It is quite erroneous to suggest that the way is being opened up for the deliberate production of embryos for so-called spare-part surgery,’ Dr. Hitchcock said.’
- ‘The real value of cloning, Wilmut believes, is in reproducing embryos to harvest special ‘stem’ cells for spare-part surgery.’
- ‘The idea of spare-part surgery using pigs’ livers must seem attractive to patients waiting for a human liver.’
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.