Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The muscle of the spermatic cord, by which the testicle can be partially raised.
- ‘The cremaster is the male muscle that controls testicular contractions.’
- ‘The cremaster muscle links the lowest part of the abdominal wall above the groin to these coverings of the testis, and can retract it upwards: this occurs reflexly when the inner thigh is stroked.’
- ‘The Cremaster Cycle takes its name from the cremaster muscle, which controls testicular contractions and position in response to stimuli both from outside the body and within.’
- ‘Warm water relaxes the cremaster muscle and allows scrotal lengthening.’
- ‘The cremaster is a thin muscle that regulates the height of the testicles.’
The hooklike tip of a butterfly pupa, serving as an anchorage point.
Late 17th century: from Greek kremastēr, from krema- hang.
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.