Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of tumor, caused by an RNA virus, that affects birds, particularly poultry.
- ‘They started by studying the Rous sarcoma virus, named after Peyton Rous.’
- ‘The first tumor-causing virus identified in any organism was the Rous sarcoma virus in chickens.’
- ‘The doctor says I should rest up and be thankful that it wasn't Rous sarcoma virus - there's a nasty lot of it about at the moment.’
Early 20th century: named after Francis P. Rous (1879–1970), US physician.
Rous sarcoma/ˌrous särˈkōmə/
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.