Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of programmed cell death in which empty spaces form in the cell cytoplasm and the mitochondria swells, causing the cell to lose its vitality. It differs from apoptosis in that the cell does not fragment.
- ‘Recent studies have shown cells may die in other forms, such as paraptosis, which occurs during brain development and neurodegeneration.’
Based on para- ‘beside’ + Greek ptōsis ‘a falling’.
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.