Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A developmental defect in an embryo or fetus.
- ‘But leprosy is predominantly a disease of the developing world, and internet sales of the drug have almost certainly contributed to the re-emergence of thalidomide related embryopathy in recent years.’
- ‘Coumarin derivatives can cause an embryopathy (which consists of nasal hypoplasia or stippled epiphyses or both) after in utero exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy.’
- ‘The model of thalidomide's embryopathy published by my colleagues and I at Idaho State University last year attempted to account for multiple mechanisms of drug action.’
- ‘Warfarin use in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with a substantial risk of embryopathy and fetal death, and so warfarin should be stopped when a patient is trying to become pregnant or when pregnancy is detected.’
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.