Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The set of symptoms and signs indicating a psychological disorder in a parent or child-care provider resulting in a tendency toward repeated abuse of a child.
- ‘The state cannot introduce evidence of battering parent syndrome.’
- ‘Our supreme court held that the "battering parent syndrome" raised by the prosecutor was outside the common knowledge of the jury and thus the prosecutor's argument was improper because it was unsupported by expert testimony.’
- ‘Myers states that decisions rejecting the battering parent syndrome are correct.’
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.