Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A group of two stars which appear to constitute a double star due to their being in the same line of sight as seen from the earth, but are actually at different distances.
- ‘At first he figured that such pairs consisted of two stars vastly distant from each other but coincidentally lying along a single line of sight - a visual phenomenon we now call optical doubles.’
- ‘The physical doubles (or binary stars) are much more numerous than the optical doubles.’
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.