Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gene in a genetically modified crop plant that stops the plant from setting fertile seed, thus preventing the farmer from saving seed for the next season.
- ‘The controversy over the terminator gene - in which farmers would be unable to save and use seed in subsequent years - shows us just how central the idea of purpose can be in economic policy.’
- ‘The issues in terms of poverty, the terminator gene gives corporate control of food.’
- ‘The authors also discuss the negative implications that technology such as the terminator gene could have on developing countries.’
- ‘‘We're trying to feed the world’ they shout, when people bring up the fact that these companies are advocates for patenting life forms, or introducing terminator genes into crops.’
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.