Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of seven categories of crystals (cubic, tetragonal, orthorhombic, trigonal, hexagonal, monoclinic, and triclinic) classified according to the possible relations of the crystal axes.
- ‘All of the forms in the isometric crystal system completely enclose space, making them regular geometric solids.’
- ‘There are only fourteen distinct types of Bravais lattices, and these are associated with seven crystal systems.’
- ‘Each mineral is carefully assigned a ‘Dana’ number followed by the accepted name, chemical formula, crystal system, and space group.’
- ‘Fundamental text for each mineral includes such information as varieties and colors, crystal system and mineral group, composition, characteristic identifying features, size, and distribution.’
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.