Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The friction which tends to prevent stationary surfaces from being set in motion.
- ‘The air fork performed well for a fork in this price range, meeting every expectation for stiction and stiffness, and response to both big and little hits.’
- ‘The compression stroke does see some initial stiction, but once activated, feels smooth and progressive as the fork reaches its full 100 mm of travel.’
- ‘Handling is good on a smooth road surface, but the forks don't work all that well due to excessive stiction.’
- ‘Excessive stiction means substantial impacts are needed to activate this fork, so it lacks small-bump sensitivity.’
- ‘Flexures provide quasilinear translation without stiction and friction, but flexure-based-translational motion is inherently arcuate.’
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.