Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for periodontitis
- ‘One patient with a history of bowel irregularity was suffering from pyorrhea.’
- ‘In the past periodontal disease was known as pyorrhoea.’
Early 19th century: from Greek puo- (from puon ‘pus’) + rhoia ‘flux’ (from rhein ‘to flow’).
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.