Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Half of a diameter.
- ‘By the semidiameter of a celestial object, is meant the angle which the radius of its apparent circular disc subtends at the eye of the observer.’
- ‘The moon will, at the full, be totally eclipsed, if its latitude is less than the difference between its own semidiameter, and that of the earth's shadow.’
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.