Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of luminance equal to one candela per square centimetre.
- ‘The names, phot and stilb were likewise coined by Blondel and are in general use on the Continent.’
- ‘A mercury arc lamp of 200 watts having a brightness of more than 5000 stilbs was chosen in the afore-described actual embodiment because it was the only suitable commercial lamp readily available.’
- ‘Use the following calculator to convert between stilbs and millilamberts.’
1940s: from French, from Greek stilbein ‘to glitter’.
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.