Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inflammation of the eye, especially conjunctivitis.
- ‘Men developed eye disorders and acute ophthalmia, and some went blind.’
- ‘It is said to be useful in intermittent fevers, ulcers, ophthalmia, pleurisy, etc.’
- ‘The leaves of bael are useful in ophthalmia, deafness, inflammations, catarrh, diabetes and asthmatic complaints.’
- ‘Sympathetic ophthalmia is a bilateral panuveitis occurring after penetrating trauma or intraocular surgery.’
- ‘Sympathetic ophthalmia, in which chronic inflammation develops in the uninjured eye, is a potentially serious complication of any severe penetrating eye injury.’
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek, from ophthalmos ‘eye’.
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.