Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device containing light-emitting and light-sensitive components, used to couple isolated circuits.
- ‘The GPS communicates with the camera via an optocoupler and an infrared emitter.’
- ‘These new optocouplers are ideal for a variety of industrial and consumer applications, such as plasma display panels, power supply and digital field bus isolation.’
- ‘Optocouplers were discovered right after photo-transistors, by combining a LED and photo-transistor in the same case.’
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.