Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The difference between mean solar time (as shown by clocks) and apparent solar time (indicated by sundials), which varies with the time of year.
- ‘The equation of time is the difference, over the course of a year, between time as read from a sundial and a clock.’
- ‘You have to combine these two effects to get the true picture, producing a wobbly graph called the equation of time.’
- ‘Fourier series numerical algorithms were used to compute solar declination and the equation of time.’
- ‘Put all this together, and you have what astronomers call the equation of time, which produces a similar effect around the winter solstice.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.