Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of measurement using the centimetre, the gram, and the second as basic units of length, mass, and time respectively.
- ‘Early on in the history of the metric system various centimetre gram second system of units (CGS) had been in use.’
- ‘The Gauss is a unit of magnetic induction in the centimetre-gram-second system of physical units.’
- ‘Because of the need in science for small units, the cgs (centimetre-gram-second) system also came into use.’
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.