Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The smallest element of genetic material capable of undergoing a distinct mutation, usually identified as a single pair of nucleotides.
- ‘The first two units Benzer called the ‘recon’ and ‘muton’; each of these could be resolved to one or a few DNA nucleotides.’
- ‘Recons and mutons, two other types of genes proposed by Benzer, soon fell by the wayside, though, because it quickly became clear that they merely amounted to a single unit of DNA.’
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.