Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of two stars in which one star revolves round the other or both revolve round a common centre.
- ‘In a binary star system where one star is normal and the other is a black hole, ‘matter will flow off the star onto the black hole,’ Morgan said.’
- ‘Most, though, are happy to have Manrique take them through an extended gamut of the things we'd seen at Kitt Peak: whatever planet's most prominent, some globular clusters, nebulae, a galaxy or two, binary stars, the moon.’
- ‘In contrast, in a binary star system both components emit their own light, making possible much larger amplitudes in the variation of the total light received in our telescopes.’
- ‘Near the geographic center of the galaxy was a binary star system called Theralia.’
- ‘Neutron stars in binary star systems, however, can reverse this trend and speed up with the help from the companion star.’
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.