Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The duct which conveys sperm from the testicle to the urethra.
- ‘During sexual activity, the sperm travels from the epididymis to the vas deferens with other glandular secretions.’
- ‘These ducts carry the secretions produced by the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens.’
- ‘Men with congenital absence of the vas deferens, either unilateral or bilateral, may be carriers of cystic fibrosis.’
- ‘Vasectomy works by using a clip to block the vas deferens, which connects the testicles to the urethra and keeps sperm out of the seminal fluid.’
- ‘Both fallopian tubes and vas deferens have the ability to rejoin after separation although this is an extremely rare occurrence.’
Late 16th century: from vas + Latin deferens carrying away, present participle of deferre.
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.