Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The contact of a metal point with the surface of a semiconductor so as to form a rectifying junction.
- ‘Because balls make point contact with the rails, at high loads the ball bearings will indent the rails, causing permanent damage.’
- ‘They studied how the conductance in a point contact changes as the density of electrons in the reservoirs and connecting channel is increased.’
- ‘The short rods of Fig.5, A and B, show limited side-by-side association, and many single point contacts.’
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.