Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Conduct (a test or experiment) in such a way that it is no longer blind:‘this lets the subject know that he's been taking beta-carotene, which unblinds the study’‘safety data may come from unblinded, uncontrolled studies’
- ‘Study personnel were unblinded to subject assignment.’
- ‘That is correct, and we have not unblinded the study.’
- ‘Stage 2 followed randomized patients from 25 to 33 months; in this stage, parents were unblinded.’
- ‘Some of the patients in the control group who did not achieve resolution of the wart following the placebo injection were unblinded and given Candida antigen injections.’
- ‘Aspirin, in a dosage of 125 mg daily, reduced active-infection days by nearly 50 percent in a small, unblinded pilot study.’
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.