Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Infestation with lice.
- ‘Which of the following agents is/are considered safe, effective, and least toxic in the treatment of pediculosis?’
- ‘Although pubic lice infestation, called pediculosis, is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can be contracted in other ways.’
- ‘Like pediculosis, scabies is caused by an obligate human parasite that is transmitted by human-to-human contact.’
- ‘Itching is the primary symptom of pediculosis.’
Early 19th century: from Latin pediculus ‘louse’ + -osis.
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.