Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inherited inability to metabolize phenylalanine that causes brain and nerve damage if untreated.
- ‘Tuberous sclerosis, untreated phenylketonuria and fragile X syndrome are genetic syndromes associated with autism.’
- ‘Persons with a rare hereditary disease known as phenylketonuria must control their phenylalanine intake from all sources, including Aspartame.’
- ‘A classic example of an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism is phenylketonuria.’
- ‘Several diseases are directly caused due to single nucleotide changes such as thalassaemia, muscular dystrophy, phenylketonuria, long QT syndrome, familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy etc.’
- ‘Stem cell technology may produce cures for Alzheimer's disease; vascular growth factors may enable the body to produce its own cardiac bypasses; and the elimination of metabolic derangements may cure phenylketonuria and diabetes.’
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.