Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An imaginary ellipsoidal surface whose axes represent the refractive indices of a crystal for light following different directions with respect to the crystal axes.
- ‘Other contributions to differential geometry which occur in this work include his invention of the ‘Dupin indicatrix’ which gives an indication of the local behaviour of a surface up to the terms of degree two.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of Latin indicator ‘something that points out’.
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.