Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A calcium-poor pyroxene mineral occurring chiefly in basalt.
- ‘Pigeonite is the orthorhombic pyroxene equivalent in the volcanic rocks.’
- ‘Various factors, including magma composition, control whether orthopyroxene or pigeonite occurs as the low-Ca pyroxene, but high temperatures yield orthopyroxene and low-pressure crystallization favours pigeonite.’
- ‘Orthopyroxene forms in primitive (high-MgO) basalts but as differentiation proceeds, it is replaced by pigeonite once the enstatite component falls below 60 to 70 atomic percent.’
- ‘This contrasts with the first-order character for the HT phase transition in pigeonite containing significantly less calcium.’
- ‘There appear to be a number of different possible mechanisms for the pigeonite - orthopyroxene transformation.’
Early 20th century: named after Pigeon Point, Minnesota, + -ite.
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.