Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro's constant, equal to 1.381 × 10⁻²³ joules per kelvin in the case where the number of molecules is equal to Avogadro's number.
- ‘We see that the temperature of a brick is just the average energy per harmonic oscillator in the brick divided by Boltzmann's constant.’
- ‘The kinetic energy of the outward-moving ions in temperature units may be of the order 100k B, where k B is Boltzmann's constant.’
- ‘Boltzmann's constant, calculated from the pooled data of several observers, is in excellent agreement with the accepted value.’
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.