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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Stephen North and colleagues have developed methods for computing cartograms and I used their approach to create a cartogram of the election results.’
- ‘With the aid of a colour copier he managed to make a few copies of the cartogram.’
- ‘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’).
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.