Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A group of stars very close together as seen from the earth, especially one whose members are in fact close together and rotate around a common centre.
- ‘It transpires that in this region of our galaxy, binary and multiple star systems are more common than singletons like our Sun.’
- ‘Most stars are actually binary or multiple stars.’
- ‘They're systems of multiple stars so far from Earth that to the naked eye, each system appears to be a single entity.’
- ‘Of the first 450 pulsars discovered, only seven were definitely in a binary system, despite the fact that most O-stars, the precursors of pulsars, are in multiple star systems.’
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.