Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A terpene-based anti-malarial substance used in Chinese medicine.
- ‘The antimalarial properties of the traditional Chinese medicine qinghaosu (artemisinin) were discovered by Chinese scientists in 1971.’
- ‘This article reviews the discovery and the further studies on qinghaosu and its derivatives.’
1970s: from Chinese qīnghāosù, from qīnghāo, denoting a medicinal plant of the genus Artemisia.
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.