Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The rate of a person's progress in gaining experience or new skills:‘the latest software packages have a steep learning curve’
- ‘Since then, learning curves (also known as progress functions) have been applied to all types of work from simple tasks to complex jobs like manufacturing a Space Shuttle.’
- ‘Turf wars and learning curves influence how new technology is adopted in hospitals.’
- ‘Now, let's look at the effects of this difference in learning curves.’
- ‘The heuristic concept of learning curves describes cost reductions as a function of cumulative production.’
- ‘Plotting these production costs against units of production along a graph yields a learning curve that slopes from the upper left to the lower right.’
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.