Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piston-driven cylindrical device for taking samples of material from the seabed.
- ‘A piston corer consists of a tubular barrel driven into the sediment by a large weighted head.’
- ‘The piston corer is designed to take samples from soft cohesive soils.’
- ‘Cores were collected by piston corer, extruded in the field, and the top one or two centimeters were used for chironomid analysis.’
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.