Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The chemical element of atomic number 90, a white radioactive metal of the actinide series.
- ‘Deep within Earth, some diamonds come into contact with radioactive materials, such as thorium or uranium, that can impart a unique signature known as a radiation halo.’
- ‘In addition to primeval heat, Earth's core also gets heat from radioactive decay of uranium, thorium, and potassium.’
- ‘The analysis shows that manganese, titanium, hafnium, thorium, phosphorus, and the rare-earth elements play a significant role in discriminating between zircons of various origins.’
- ‘The concentrations of iron and thorium, for instance, have proved useful in distinguishing rock types from one another and in monitoring geochemical processes.’
- ‘All natural rocks contain small amounts of uranium and thorium, which are radioactive and remain so for billions of years.’
Mid 19th century: named after the god Thor.
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.