Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a person) undergo a change from a seronegative to a seropositive condition.
- ‘All 12 women seroconverted after the first vaccination.’
- ‘This could be due to failure to seroconvert following vaccination and further emphasises the need for serological surveillance.’
- ‘Never divulging his sexual orientation to his attending doctors, he was diagnosed with a form of Lane disease when in fact he was seroconverting.’
- ‘Having remained HIV-negative all that time, he now seroconverts.’
- ‘However, patients will not seroconvert until about 22 to 27 days postexposure.’
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.