Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of wind tunnel using thin jets of smoke to show the motion of air.
- ‘A fan in the smoke tunnel draws smoke into the interior of the housing adjacent a smoke detection device.’
- ‘Once the cars are produced, students test them in Pitsco's wind and smoke tunnels.’
- ‘Dr. Strom worked on early versions of wind and smoke tunnels to study air pollution and smoke and fume dispersal from industrial smokestacks.’
- ‘Demonstrations in wind and smoke tunnels showed them how vehicle shape affects its speed.’
- ‘The shock tube provides a chance for students to observe transient flow, and the smoke tunnel makes it possible view the flow pattern around small objects.’
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.