Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A graph of a normal (Gaussian) distribution, with a large rounded peak tapering away at each end.
- ‘In the meantime, the prevalence curve slowly changed and the area below the curve slowly grew so that later graphs I have seen, all tended to assume the appearance of a normal bell curve.’
- ‘In a proper classification you would expect to see the natural distribution of your documents represented as a bell curve.’
- ‘The second way to read pulses differently is to read the pulse wave as a sine curve rather than a bell curve.’
- ‘This is because the percentile scores are not equally distributed on the bell curve.’
- ‘A bell curve emerges as the number of calls in the center of the sales cycle spikes and the number of inquiries from customers needing pre- or post-sales information decreases.’
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.