Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A great circle in the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and the east and west points of the horizon.
- ‘For star observations a star should be selected which will be about three hours from the meridian and near the prime vertical at the times of observation.’
- ‘For the observations closer to the meridian than the prime vertical, make the calculation of latitude with the estimated longitude.’
- ‘Regiomontanus, however, is based upon an equal division of the equator rather than the prime vertical - it is the same method as that suggested by Morinus, but bows to convention by commencing from the ascendant.’
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.