Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thermionic valve having five electrodes.
- ‘Here is a compilation of some of the finest pentode audio tubes ever made.’
- ‘I agree with the assumption that building large pentodes is more difficult.’
- ‘The machine incorporates a pentode vacuum-tube driven as a cathode follower in a Class-A, unity-gain output stage.’
Early 20th century: from Greek pente ‘five’ + hodos ‘way’.
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.