Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A microorganism about a tenth the size of the smallest normal bacteria, claimed to have been discovered in living tissue and in rock.
- ‘What matters is if we can figure out the association between nanobacteria and kidney stones and develop some kind of countermeasure.’
- ‘They have an interesting article on nanobacteria.’
- ‘The authors of a study published in the journal call for a ‘major initiative’ to investigate nanobacteria.’
- ‘In addition, nanobacteria may be important in clay mineral diagenesis in buried sandstones.’
- ‘The contribution of nanobacteria to pathogenic bioaerosols, in the view of the authors, must overwhelm all other types of biological particles in the atmosphere.’
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.