Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Vibrations of the oval window set the fluid in motion, and a third membrane, the round window in the lower gallery, allows the incompressible fluid to move.’
- ‘Travelling back outwards, this canal ends at the round window, a membrane that gives back into the middle ear and through which pressure is dissipated.’
- ‘Outcome measures for surgical patching of the oval and round windows have varied considerably, with a real difficulty shown in distinguishing between true cure and placebo effect.’
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.