Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An isomer of rhodopsin that is formed when light is absorbed by the chromophoric part of the molecule and (unless stabilized at very low temperature) changes spontaneously to lumirhodopsin.
1970s. From ancient Greek βάθος depth + rhodopsin, so called with reference to a spectral shift to lower frequencies.
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.