Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a number of flattened plates of protoplasm that make up the electric organ of certain fishes, e.g., the electric eel.
- ‘Frozen T. californica electroplax tissue was from either of two research institutes.’
- ‘When the nerve fires the electroplax, the electric potential between inside and outside of the cell momentarily reverses, releasing the charge.’
- ‘The electroplaque columns are analogous to batteries aligned in series.’
- ‘The prototype channel ClC - 0, from the Torpedo electroplax, was first discovered and characterized by Miller.’
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.