Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Too small to be seen by an ordinary light microscope.
- ‘In many cases, however, this exchange is on the microscopic or submicroscopic level.’
- ‘And it goes completely to pieces on the really submicroscopic scale, when the colors of quantum mechanics start to seep through into the picture, but that's another story.’
- ‘Genes are submicroscopic segments of DNA and cannot be detected by chromosome analysis.’
- ‘Needless to say, the printer's font would have to be submicroscopic, and the story would be illegible except under a scanning electron microscope.’
- ‘The macroscopic table and the submicroscopic table are the same table; what differs is our viewpoint, our scale and level of reference when we consider the table.’
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.