Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A non-parametric test for comparing two sets of values by calculating the distribution of positive or negative differences in ranking of corresponding pairs.
- ‘Intergroup comparisons were made using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test and Mann-Whitney test.’
- ‘Moreover, in a recent comparative analysis of statistical methods, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test performed better in identifying bottlenecked populations.’
- ‘We then compared separately the relative frequencies of first attacks and first captures on paired bright and drab guppies by the 12 cichlids by using the Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank test.’
- ‘For statistical analyses, each brood was treated as an experimental unit and the mean masses for the chicks within broods were compared using paired Wilcoxon signed-rank tests.’
- ‘First, for all immigrant males with at least six changes in social status, Wilcoxon signed-rank tests were used to investigate whether successive changes in rank position for each male involved an increase in social status.’
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.