Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The point in the path of an orbiting body at which it is nearest to the body that it orbits.
- ‘At periapsis [closest approach to Saturn] it's about 40 kilometers per second [90,000 miles per hour].’
- ‘For objects orbiting Earth, periapsis and apoapsis are known as perigee and apogee; for objects orbiting the Sun, these locations are known as perihelion and aphelion.’
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.