Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Infection of a human with the larvae of toxocara worms, causing illness and a risk of blindness from cyst formation in the eye.
- ‘When the larvae in the intestine make their way through the bloodstream to the eye, it is known as ocular toxocariasis, or ocular larva migrans, which may lead to a permanent loss of vision.’
- ‘As well as carrying health risks, in particular the disease toxocariasis, dog fouling is an extremely anti-social problem, and one that can very simply be avoided.’
- ‘He added: ‘Children are at greatest risk of illness from dog mess and can catch diseases such as toxocariasis which can cause serious eye damage and even blindness.’’
- ‘Posterior uveitis has a range of clinical manifestations and is associated with several conditions, including syphilis, tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus infection, toxocariasis and fungal diseases.’
- ‘In rare cases toxocariasis can lead to partial blindness and swelling of the organs and central nervous system.’
- ‘Ocular toxocariasis produces unilateral chronic panuveitis associated with granulomatous mass lesion in fundus (ocular toxoplasmosis usually causes acute retinochoroiditis).’
- ‘You cannot catch toxocariasis from an infected human being, only from the faeces of a infected animal.’
- ‘And dog mess is not just unpleasant, it is sometimes (when pets are not wormed) a source of toxocariasis, which can lead to blindness in children.’
- ‘Vet Selina Bonelli, from the Best Friends Veterinary Group in Brentwood, said the risk of toxocariasis is small, but people should always be on their guard.’
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.