Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The science or practice of using or constructing communication systems for the transmission or reproduction of information.
- ‘Samuel Finley Breese Morse invented the Morse system of telegraphy in the 1840s in the United States.’
- ‘It were not just telegraph lines and telegraphy which he brought to South Australia.’
- ‘In applied mathematics he studied optics, electricity, telegraphy, capillarity, elasticity, thermodynamics, potential theory, quantum theory, theory of relativity and cosmology.’
- ‘Satellite and digital technology has replaced Morse Code telegraphy for commercial ships, and recreational boaters will be able to take full advantage of the changes.’
- ‘In an era when battlefield telegraphy was impractical, sound was the primary means by which commanders grasped what was happening on the battlefield.’
- ‘In 1851, the telegraphy service between London and Paris began operating.’
- ‘The Air Service did its best, even publishing in August 1917 a training manual that prescribed a 10-week, on-the-job course of practical instruction in electricity, airplanes, gasoline engines, office work, and telegraphy.’
- ‘The origins of marine geology lie in the development of submarine telegraphy in the latter half of the nineteenth century.’
- ‘In this function it is a significant incremental improvement to pre-existing telegraphy and telephony.’
- ‘I suppose it could be said that Samuel Morse had shown that electric telegraphy could be done.’
- ‘Around 1912, Johnson had his first experience with electronics when his half brother, Charlie Nelson, strung lines between two neighborhood houses for Morse telegraphy.’
- ‘Learning telegraphy, he worked in various midwestern cities as a telegraph and presswire operator.’
- ‘It was the advent of telegraphy that started the most important shift towards full blown globalisation in the 1840s, and in the process invented news and hence the mass media.’
- ‘The science of submarine telegraphy was, in fact, fairly well worked out many years ago; and the Pacific cable may be regarded as but an extension of what has already been done, though involving special arrangements and precautions.’
- ‘Without the discoveries, inventions, and theories of these abstract scientific men telegraphy, as it now is, would be impossible.’
- ‘As a result, the commercial space revolution has less in common with the rise of the steamship or the airliner than with the invention of telegraphy or radio.’
- ‘As things turned out, railways and telegraphy made things easier for the police, too.’
- ‘The development of telegraphy also brought immediacy to the content of newspapers that had not been possible before.’
- ‘Submarine telegraphy had become a major practical problem of the day.’
- ‘Various modes of communication - railroads, telegraphy, telephony, broadcasting - have been enlisted as part of the nation building and cultural identity strategies of successive governments throughout Canadian history.’
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.