Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A continuous flow of charged particles from a star.
- ‘Such a massive star has strong stellar winds that can clear away the gas around it and form a wind-blown bubble.’
- ‘The dust needed help coming together fast, in kilometer-wide protoplanets, in the first few million years after a star was born, or the stellar wind would blow it all away.’
- ‘An aging star sheds its outer layers of gas through stellar winds.’
- ‘But if a breeze blows through it - say, a stellar wind from a giant star nearby - the gas is driven outward.’
- ‘They are characterised by high masses, strong stellar winds, and accreting material from the companion star leading to a ‘cocoon’ around the compact source.’
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.