Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(born 1933), German-born American astrophysicist. In 1964, while using a low-noise horn antenna in connection with satellite communications, he and his co-worker Robert Woodrow Wilson (born 1936) detected a mysterious persistent signal identified as cosmic background radiation and serving as the most important evidence to date for the theory of the Big Bang. For this he and Wilson were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978.
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.