Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tremor of the moon's surface.
- ‘The Moon is seismically very quiet compared to the Earth, and moonquakes are many orders of magnitude less powerful than typical earthquakes.’
- ‘The rate of moonquakes seemed to ebb and flow every 27 days, the time it takes the Moon to circle the Earth, suggesting that they were caused by the pull of tidal forces.’
- ‘One reason for crashing the landers was to provide signals for the seismometers the astronauts had placed on the surface to study moonquakes.’
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.