Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Involving or relating to the formation of a metacentric chromosome from two heterologous acrocentric chromosomes by the fusion of their centromeres with the loss of the short arm of each parent chromosome.
1940s; earliest use found in Evolution. From the name of William R. B. Robertson, U.S. biologist, who first described such translocations in 1916 ( Jrnl. Morphol 27 220) + -ian, after French robertsonien.
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.