Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The tendency of a high-frequency alternating current to flow through only the outer layer of a conductor.
- ‘These fibres form a meshwork around fat cells, creating the mattress skin effect.’
- ‘High frequencies tend to travel on the outside of the wire - solid in this case - and bundled, a phenomenon known as ‘the skin effect.’’
- ‘As a result, the skin effect appears to be less significant than for other materials.’
- ‘The cause of fish-eye formation is likely to be the skin effect phenomenon.’
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.