Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The group in which a star is classified according to its spectrum, especially using the Harvard classification.
- ‘Suppose we wanted to find one like the Sun: say, between spectral types F5 and K5, not part of a double or multiple system, and at least a billion years old (to let things settle down a bit).’
- ‘Such an association is named ‘OB’ because these stars have O and B spectral types.’
- ‘Fomalhaut is only moderately Sun-like; its spectral class is A 3 Va, it's 1.7 times the Sun's diameter, has 2.3 times its mass, and is 13 times as bright.’
- ‘The spectral classes O and B are subdivided into numbered subclasses by stellar mass and surface temperature.’
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.