Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fatal disease of sheep in which there is progressive demyelination of neurons in the brain and spinal cord, caused by a virus.
- ‘It is a voluntary scheme with over 2800 flocks that have been blood tested and are accredited free of Maedi visna.’
- ‘We conclude that sheep sera have a visna virus inhibiting factor and hypothesise that VIF inhibits early spread of visna virus in inoculated sheep and may be involved in initiating the persistent infection.’
1950s: from Old Norse, ‘to wither’.
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.