Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium of a group which includes the causative agents of leprosy and tuberculosis.
- ‘High-level disinfection results in the removal of all vegetative bacteria; mycobacteria; viruses; fungal spores; and some, but not all, bacterial spores.’
- ‘The specimens were examined microscopically and cultured for bacteria, mycobacteria, and fungi.’
- ‘Alcohol long has been recognized and documented as a broad-spectrum effective antiseptic that kills bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, and some viruses.’
- ‘The theory is that dirt contains bacteria, especially mycobacteria, which stimulate one part of the immune system, whereas routine vaccinations stimulate a different part.’
- ‘This technique can type other bacteria, mycobacteria, and yeast as well.’
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.