Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic mood-altering drug with stimulant properties.
- ‘A later report, in March 2010, stated that the wholesale price of mephedrone was 4000 per kilogram.’
- ‘Psychologists at Liverpool John Moores University are conducting research into the effects of mephedrone on up to 50 students.’
- ‘According to The Globe and Mail, mephedrone is considered a controlled substance by Health Canada.’
- ‘There have been other unconfirmed reports speculating about the role mephedrone has played in the deaths of several young people in the UK.’
- ‘The ban will cover not just mephedrone but all similar substances in a group called cathinones, he said.’
Early 21st century: blend of methyl and ephedrine + -one.
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.