Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A curve the radius vector of which represents in magnitude and direction the velocity of a moving object.
- ‘Look at hodographs derived from 8 a.m. wind speed and direction data for Flint and Peoria.’
- ‘The hodograph of a simple harmonic motion is shown at the left, with the time dependence displayed.’
- ‘On the other hand, the hodograph was rotated approximately 180° from the canonical hodographs.’
- ‘However, further studies showed a significant number of hodographs for left-moving storms exhibiting clockwise curvature below 1 km.’
- ‘In the next two chapters it will reveal to us how to scale the hodographs for elliptical orbits.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek hodos way + -graph.
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.