Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dynamo that generates an alternating current.
- ‘A new, stone-faced slate-roofed building will be created to house a power-generating turbine along with an alternator and electrical control panels connecting the power supply with United Utilities.’
- ‘The more copper and iron in the alternator, the less heat is generated, and more kilovolt amperes are capable of being produced.’
- ‘You commonise parts such as batteries and alternators, not things the customer can see, like the window switches.’
- ‘These oscillating sound waves in the traveling-wave engine drive the piston of a linear alternator that generates electricity.’
- ‘The charging voltage delivered from the alternator will then be too low, slowing the recharge process and often preventing a full recharge even after a long period of engine operation.’
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.