Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An asteroid belonging to one of two groups which orbit the sun at the same distance as Jupiter, at the Lagrangian points roughly 60 degrees ahead of it and behind it.
- ‘A so-called Trojan asteroid, which forms a triangle with Jupiter and the sun, moves according to such a scheme.’
- ‘These are the Trojan asteroids, each one locked in its solar orbit by the gravity of Jupiter and the Sun.’
- ‘These trapped bodies are known as the Trojan asteroids.’
- ‘Obviously you'll know the names of the planets, and you probably know where the Kuiper Belt is, and where the Trojan asteroids are.’
- ‘There are two groups of Trojan asteroids, both sharing Jupiter's orbit.’
Early 20th century: so named because the first asteroids discovered were named after heroes of the Trojan War.
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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.