Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Involving or relating to the formation of a metacentric chromosome from two heterologous acrocentric chromosomes by the fusion of their centromeres with the loss of the short arm of each parent chromosome.
1940s ; earliest use found in Evolution. From the name of William R. B. Robertson, U.S. biologist, who first described such translocations in 1916 ( Jrnl. Morphol. 27 220) + -ian, after French robertsonien.
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.