Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slope in the land that cuts across the underlying strata, especially the steeper slope of a cuesta.Often contrasted with dip slope
- ‘Terrace ridges, the scarp slope outward facing, traverse the doublure, subparallel to the periphery.’
- ‘When viewed from the west or south at long range, the asymmetric topography suggests a short northern scarp slope and a long south-sloping dip slope.’
- ‘These dip slopes are separated by 50 m high scarp slopes that dip steeply west.’
- ‘The east-facing scarp slope of the Côte d' Or has been formed by faulting along the Saône, and further partitioned by extensive small-scale faulting.’
- ‘Gaining in height from the Blue Lagoon, this walk takes the short steep path up the northern scarp slope of Winter Hill then descends along a more gradual route.’
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.