Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium found in the intestines of animals and in the soil.
- ‘Luckily for us, although they have some fussy tastes, many of the bacteria they like to eat are major pathogens, so they eat proteus and proteus is a bacterium that causes a lot of urinary tract infections.’
- ‘If a proteus or another organism that can split urea is isolated from the urine the chance of underlying stone disease is considerably higher.’
- ‘Other common organisms are proteus, klebbsiela, staphylococcus and enterococcus fecalis.’
Early 19th century: from Proteus.
A minor sea god who had the power of prophecy but who would assume different shapes to avoid answering questions.
A satellite of Neptune, the sixth closest to the planet, discovered by the Voyager 2 space probe in 1989, and having a diameter of 261 miles (420 km)
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.