Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A map projection in which an area of the earth is projected on to a cone, of which the vertex is usually above one of the poles.
- ‘His maps were the first known to use conic projections.’
- ‘Among his other achievements was the fact that he invented the conical projection, an important projection of the sphere onto a plane which is used in cartography.’
- ‘With south oriented at its top, scales of latitude, and a complex conical projection, this was a cutting-edge world map.’
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.