Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A region around a magnetic material or a moving electric charge within which the force of magnetism acts.
- ‘The magnetic fields acted together with gravitational forces to keep the atoms trapped.’
- ‘Electrons produce a small magnetic field as they spin and orbit the nucleus of an atom.’
- ‘The spin of an electron generates a tiny magnetic field along the particle's spin axis.’
- ‘Similarly, if you move a magnet near a wire, the magnetic field will cause electrons in the wire to move.’
- ‘Sunspots are whirling masses of electrically charged gas formed by magnetic fields deep within the Sun.’
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.