Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An intermediate electrode which emits additional electrons in a photomultiplier or similar amplifying device.
- ‘A gating circuit that inverts the polarity of dynodes 1 and 3, for up to 1.5 ms after the laser pulse, protects the photomultiplier from the intense prompt fluorescence light pulse.’
1930s: from Greek dunamis ‘power’ + -ode.
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.