Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A surfeit of information about a problem that is viewed as being a detriment to its solution.
- ‘Cherkasky, 56, doesn't believe that pandemic will be avian flu but is worried about what he calls an ‘infodemic’.’
- ‘Join top CEOs to explore which risks are most susceptible to infodemics and, together, develop new strategies in reputation risk management.’
- ‘What is more, the information epidemic - or ‘infodemic’ - has made the public health crisis harder to control and contain.’
- ‘‘Like an epidemic, an infodemic results in widespread dissemination; but with an infodemic, the ‘organism’ misinformation - isolated facts mixed with speculation and rumor anxious relayed worldwide via the instant communication made possible by the internet, laptops, wireless, pages, faxes, and email.’’
Early 21st century: blend of information and epidemic.
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.