Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Accurately described only by the theory of relativity.
- ‘The scientists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider fired beams of gold nuclei into each other at relativistic speeds, creating a ball of plasma around 300m times hotter than the surface of the sun.’
- ‘And thus we have the birth of relativistic gravitation theory.’
- ‘At some point after its formation, the black hole emits a flare of superheated gases, travelling at relativistic speeds.’
- ‘The program takes into consideration various relativistic effects, such as Lorentz contraction, red/blue Doppler shift, headlight effect and optical aberration.’
- ‘Jammer also accuses Einstein of assuming the expression for the relativistic kinetic energy of a body.’
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.