Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The stopping of fibrillation of the heart by administering a controlled electric shock in order to allow restoration of the normal rhythm.
- ‘The question of whether incorrect paddle position is a cause of unsuccessful defibrillation of patients in ventricular fibrillation remains unanswered.’
- ‘This led to an investigation into ways of automating defibrillation so that defibrillators might be used by more people and, therefore, be more widely deployed in the community.’
- ‘Frank postulated that if the problem lay outside hospital, ventricular defibrillation should be corrected where it occurred.’
- ‘Traditionally, emergency medical personnel were the only ones who could administer defibrillation.’
- ‘The group trained in CPR and defibrillation administered emergency treatment on 128 heart attack victims, and there were 30 survivors.’
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.