Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A number which produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself.
- ‘The square root of 2 is an irrational number because it can't be written as a ratio of two integers.’
- ‘Having taken then the square root of this which is 8, subtract from it half the roots, 5 leaving 3.’
- ‘What is the square root of sixteen?’
- ‘The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.’
- ‘The eleven chapters of Halifax's text dealt with topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and cube roots.’
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.