Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ring-shaped nebula formed by an expanding shell of gas round an ageing star.
- ‘Until recently, it was thought that shells around planetary nebulae were a rare phenomenon.’
- ‘Astronomers call such an object a planetary nebula, because its round shape resembles that of a planet when viewed with a small telescope.’
- ‘To obtain direct clue of the presence of magnetic fields in planetary nebulae, astronomers decided to focus on the central stars, where the magnetic fields should have survived.’
- ‘The Boomerang Nebula is a young planetary nebula and the coldest object found in the Universe so far.’
- ‘One way that astronomers classify planetary nebulae is by the number of axes that they contain.’
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.