Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chemical used to kill lice.
- ‘Growing resistance to many of the pediculicides commonly used to treat head lice may contribute to the recently noted increase in cases of infestation.’
- ‘Head lice are thought to be the most common type and are developing resistance to commonly used pediculicides.’
- ‘Treatment for all of the above involves a pediculicide.’
- ‘The treatment of head lice is now complicated by the emergence of resistance to pediculicides.’
- ‘Now there's a new approach to head lice: it's non-toxic, dry-on pediculicides that suffocate and kill the little critters.’
Early 20th century: from Latin pediculus louse + -cide.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.