Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A state of partial narcosis or stupor without total loss of consciousness, in particular a state induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, formerly popular for use during childbirth.
- ‘As a pioneer of twilight sleep in childbirth in New Zealand she even trialled the drug on herself when she subsequently had her four children, Peter, Ross, Graham and Alison.’
- ‘It is Christmas eve and our patient lays on the table in twilight sleep.’
- ‘And you will hear a lot of experts suggest, Larry, that it puts you in a twilight sleep, where you kind of know what's going on.’
- ‘Being alive is a very intense experience, we all shy away from it preferring an ambulatory twilight sleep.’
- ‘Poetry is often thought to be a painless twilight sleep out of which beauty is accidentally born.’
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.