Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line on a map connecting points having equal incidence of a specified meteorological feature.
- ‘Only later did I realize that my success was due to the fact that I presented my results in classical ‘Margarian’ style, including isopleths and mathematical formulas.’
- ‘The rapid rates of migration of trees, evident in the pollen isopleths, remain unexplained.’
- ‘The profiles could result from garnet growth parallel to Fe-Mg isopleths.’
- ‘The scene observed in false color illustrates the incident light pattern so explicitly as to delineate irradiance isopleths.’
- ‘Illustration of instantaneous irradiance or cumulative radiant exposure is achieved using a false-color rendering-mapping light intensity to color-creating irradiance or exposure isopleths.’
Early 20th century: from Greek isoplēthēs ‘equal in quantity’, from Greek isos ‘equal’ + plēthos ‘multitude, quantity’.
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.