Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cluster of minute red blood vessels visible under the skin, occurring typically during pregnancy or as a symptom of certain diseases (e.g. cirrhosis or acne rosacea).
- ‘As one can see from this picture, the spider naevi are not easily visualized in a picture.’
- ‘A 34-year-old patient has experienced spider naevus on her right arm since the age of 10.’
- ‘Most red scars and spider naevi are treatable in one or two sessions.’
- ‘The injection of a small amount of solution is normally enough to cause the spider naevus to disappear.’
- ‘The best response is seen with small thread veins, spider naevi and rosacea.’
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.