Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The tangled strands of chromosomal material seen in the early stages of cell division, formerly believed to be a single continuous strand (or two in a diploid cell, etc.)
- ‘The spiremes of the two nuclei become coarser and intermingle before any distinct chromosomes are visible.’
- ‘Methanospirilla cells appear regular, curved and finally form spiremes.’
From German spirem, from Greek coil convolution.
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.