Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inflammation of the joints of the backbone.See also ankylosing spondylitis
- ‘It may help in reducing the intensity of pain in those suffering from arthritis, spondylitis and muscular spasms of the body.’
- ‘She had crippling spondylitis and could barely move.’
- ‘He loved his job and stayed for 17 years, but spondylitis forced him into early retirement.’
- ‘Physically, they have been put under chronic stress, causing spondylitis, back pain, insomnia, and other psychosomatic illnesses.’
- ‘He said: ‘Doctors have said I've got arthritis and think I've got spondylitis.’’
Mid 19th century: from Latin spondylus vertebra (from Greek spondulos) + -itis.
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.