Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instrument for measuring electrical resistance.
- ‘Checking a shorted part's easy: Just connect an ohmmeter, and if it never charges up to an open circuit, then it's either leaky or shorted.’
- ‘I use my ohmmeter frequently to check the continuity of circuits and to measure resistance in spark plug wires.’
- ‘They found ‘an ohmmeter, a rheostat, a condenser, and a magnetic interrupter’ but found nothing in the machine that could either read or send energy waves as Abrams had been claiming.’
- ‘Using an ohmmeter, it was determined that the three different LEDs are connected to the first three pins of port 1 on the main controller chip.’
- ‘You can test this part with a continuity tester or an ohmmeter.’
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.