Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
- ‘Tuberculosis is an infection caused by a germ called the tubercle bacillus or Mycobacterium tuberculosis.’
- ‘Depending on concentration, iodophors have a wide range of activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, tubercle bacillus, fungi, and viruses and some activity against bacterial spores.’
- ‘Koch correctly surmised that the tubercle bacillus was surrounded by a ‘special wall of unusual properties.’’
- ‘A human being cannot contract tuberculosis without being exposed to the tubercle bacillus.’
- ‘Prevention, through public-health measures, including antispitting ordinances and the disposal of infected milk and meat, became a first line of defense after Koch identified the tubercle bacillus in 1882.’
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.