Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Perhaps it is best described by al-Samawal, who described it as: -… operating on unknowns using all the arithmetical tools, in the same way as the arithmetician operates on the known.’
- ‘… it is a small treatise of seventeen folios in which we find nothing on mensuration that the arithmeticians of the East did not know.’
- ‘The arithmeticians among you will have worked out that this was as the Depression hit.’
- ‘It was then rediscovered by Chinese arithmeticians at around the start of the Common Era.’
- ‘Calculators in those days were a rarity and if the monthly meter-reading honour was bestowed on a somewhat less brilliant arithmetician, well, mistakes were made that were difficult to sort out.’
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.