Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A series of contiguous uniformly shaded rectangles, growing progressively darker from white (or light grey) at one end to black (or dark grey) at the other.
- ‘We use the step wedge by matching a tone in our negative to a stripe of tone in the step wedge.’
- ‘It seems like it would be a lot easier to see in the step wedge than while viewing a print.’
- ‘Run the mouse across the step wedge to the middle gray.’
- ‘Indeed, it is my hope that users will take and modify these models into shortened step wedges which can be quickly adapted to their working methods.’
- ‘I still make a lot of use of step wedges as a check on paper and chemistry.’
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.