Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- past and past participle of lead
A light-emitting diode (a semiconductor diode which glows when a voltage is applied)‘light sources can be fluorescent tubes, optical fibres, or LEDs’as modifier ‘an LED display’
- ‘Companies are developing ways to use organic light-emitting diodes as a source for lighting up rooms.’
- ‘Powerful light-emitting diodes have been shown to help heal wounds in laboratory animals and are now being tested on humans at the Medical College of Wisconsin.’
- ‘Japanese scientists have proposed a solution to the puzzle of why blue light-emitting diodes are so bright.’
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.