Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A circular rotating card showing the 32 principal bearings, forming the indicator of a magnetic compass.
- ‘The revolving compass card had jammed onto the needle when under pressure, preventing it from swinging freely.’
- ‘Compass makers compensate for dip error by intentionally unbalancing the compass card / magnet assembly to the degree needed to provide optimum accuracy in a range of latitudes.’
- ‘It can be used to determine if DC current is flowing in a circuit by moving it up against one of the two wires in a circuit and watching for a movement of the compass card.’
- ‘Thanks to less-than-adequate instrument lighting, I barely could read my BDHI compass card and couldn't see the DME.’
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.