Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An alkaloid present in ipecac and formerly used in the treatment of amoebic infections and as an emetic in aversion therapy.
- ‘This product contains cephaline and emetine, which stimulate gastric sensory centers linked to the vomiting center in the brain.’
- ‘If patients use this emetic, the emetine that it contains can cause myocardial damage similar to viral myocarditis.’
- ‘In addition, using emetine (a translation inhibitor altering ribosome functioning) we detected the involvement of ribotoxic stress in p38 MAPK activation by UVA.’
Early 19th century: from Greek emetos ‘vomiting’ + -ine.
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.