Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disease transmitted by contact with infected saliva, especially infectious mononucleosis.
- ‘Say hello to glandular fever, infectious mononucelosis, kissing disease.’
- ‘They call it the kissing disease because that's a pretty damn easy way to get someone else's spit in your head.’
- ‘Spread by saliva, the energy-sapping state is also known as the kissing disease.’
- ‘We know that it's often called the ‘kissing disease,’ and that people who have it sleep a lot.’
- ‘I know that mono has always been called ‘the kissing disease,’ so my question to you is, what are the chances that my son will also come down with mono?’
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.