Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A map on which statistical information is shown in diagrammatic form.
- ‘With the aid of a colour copier he managed to make a few copies of the cartogram.’
- ‘Stephen North and colleagues have developed methods for computing cartograms and I used their approach to create a cartogram of the election results.’
- ‘Cosma Shalizi has put together a wonderful compilation of electoral college maps and cartograms.’
- ‘Scroll down to Antonio Scarponi's cartogram of web citizens, where area on the map is proportional to number of users.’
- ‘Fascinating cartograms of the election results can be found at this site.’
Late 19th century: from French cartogramme, from carte map or card + -gramme (from Greek gramma thing written).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.