Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The centre of gravity of a floating object.
- ‘Nautilus is cigar shaped and goes up and down by using ballast tanks and inclined planes at the centre of flotation.’
- ‘When a moment is applied anywhere on the vessel, it will roll around the centre of flotation.’
- ‘If a ship is trimmed without change of displacement, it must rotate about the centre of flotation.’
- ‘This axis is located perpendicular to the longitudinal centerplane at the final center of flotation.’
- ‘For very small changes in inclination successive waterplanes intersect in a line through their centres of flotation.’
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.