Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The premature combustion of the fuel–air mixture in an internal combustion engine.
- ‘Early ignition or runaway pre-ignition causes higher combustion chamber temperatures that can wreck the engine.’
- ‘To run an engine on unleaded fuel it may be necessary to retard the initial timing to prevent detonation and/or pre-ignition.’
- ‘High-octane fuel simply allows the higher pressures and temperatures in these high-output engines by preventing pre-ignition.’
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.