Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A genetic defect in which affected women have only one X chromosome, causing developmental abnormalities and infertility.
- ‘The commonest genetic abnormality is Turner's syndrome.’
- ‘Because of my personal experience I feel strongly that if patients are diagnosed as having Turner's syndrome or indeed any genetic condition, they should be referred for genetic counselling.’
- ‘Infants with chest abnormalities may need to be evaluated for Poland's syndrome or Turner's syndrome.’
- ‘A girl with Turner's syndrome who is a bit short but otherwise appears normal may have a different life experience from one who is teased relentlessly for her appearance and takes the social stigmatisation to represent her self worth.’
- ‘According to the Claimants, she suffers from asthma, Turner's syndrome and depression.’
Named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), the American physician who described it.
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.