Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A minute tube, especially as an anatomical structure.‘kidney tubules’
- ‘The passage of sperm from the seminiferous tubules of the testis to the vas deferens takes about 12 days.’
- ‘The tubules showed moderate-to-severe atrophy with scattered dilated tubules.’
- ‘There were bile casts present in the lumen of the proximal tubules of both kidneys.’
- ‘When the expelled tubules elongate, the inner epithelium is disrupted and the contents of the epithelial cell spherules are released.’
- ‘If the spermatozoa showed no motility, a new tubule closer to the testis was selected, and the process was repeated.’
Late 17th century: from Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus tube.
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.