Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A powerful diuretic drug used in the treatment of fluid retention, especially that associated with heart, liver, and kidney disorders.
- ‘The combination of a loop diuretic (eg, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, or bumetanide) and metolazone is a powerful diuretic combination.’
- ‘The risk is increased with age or concomitant use of loop-inhibiting diuretics (furosemide, ethacrynic acid).’
1960s: ethacrynic from elements of the systematic name (see above).
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.