Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An orange-yellow pigment formed in the liver by the breakdown of hemoglobin and excreted in bile.
- ‘A healthy liver filters bilirubin, a breakdown product of old red blood cells.’
- ‘It means the liver cannot break down bilirubin, which can leave the sufferer jaundiced and lead to brain damage.’
- ‘Bilirubin accumulates in the body when the excretion of bilirubin in the bile cannot keep up with production.’
- ‘Normally, the liver processes this bilirubin and excretes it into the bowel through the bile duct.’
- ‘The liver plays an essential role in the metabolism of bilirubin and the excretion of its metabolites into the bile.’
Late 19th century: coined in German from Latin bilis bile + ruber red + -in.
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.