Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A radar or ultrasound scan in which the echo signals are used to generate a linear trace on an oscilloscope screen, the height of a peak being proportional to the strength of the echo; an image obtained by such a scan. Frequently attributive Compare B-scan.Related B-scan
1940s; earliest use found in British Patents. From A + scan, probably originally with reference to A as the first of a set, although later often reinterpreted as showing the initial letter of amplitude.
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.