Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The time between successive passages of the mean sun across the meridian.
- ‘It no longer made sense to define the second as 1 / 86,400th of a mean solar day.’
- ‘The second was defined to be 1 / 86,400 of the mean solar day, the average rotational period of the earth with respect to 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.