Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cell of a bacterium or unicellular alga that is actively growing rather than forming spores.
- ‘Many algal species spend part of their life cycle at the sediment surface, either as vegetative cells or in resting stages.’
- ‘Species of wheat are classified according to the number of chromosomes found in the vegetative cell.’
- ‘These bacteria exist either as spores or as vegetative cells.’
- ‘During meiosis cells exit the vegetative cell cycle and enter a linear divisional and differentiation pathway.’
- ‘The pollen grain (male gametophyte) is a three-celled structure composed of two generative cells encased within the vegetative cell.’
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.