Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large compact spherical star cluster, typically of old stars in the outer regions of a galaxy.
- ‘The oldest stars, which lie inside globular clusters that orbit our galaxy, are estimated to be at least 12 billion years old.’
- ‘The new findings promise a better understanding of how galaxies and globular clusters first formed billions of years ago.’
- ‘In the 1900s American astronomer Harlow Shapley studied the distribution of globular clusters in our galaxy.’
- ‘He also discovered the retrograde rotation of the system of globular clusters around the galaxy.’
- ‘Be warned that first-timers can find it difficult to appreciate galaxies, globular clusters, and planetary nebulae.’
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.