Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The presence of methemoglobin in the blood.
- ‘Although adults can tolerate high levels reasonably well, nitrates can be very dangerous for infants, reducing their blood's ability to carry oxygen and causing methemoglobinemia, or blue-baby syndrome.’
- ‘A defining visual characteristic of methemoglobinemia is chocolate-brown arterial blood.’
- ‘She also subsequently developed acute renal failure, sepsis with fevers, methemoglobinemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding.’
- ‘Aniline induces methaemoglobinaemia, with consequent increase in the level of free iron, which in turn leads to damage to the spleen.’
- ‘Emla has been associated with occasional adverse reactions, including blanching and redness at the application site. Perhaps the most serious complication is methemoglobinemia.’
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.