Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A two-terminal semiconductor diode using tunnelling electrons to perform high-speed switching operations.
- ‘Leading electronics publications begged for articles on tunnel diodes and rushed them into print.’
- ‘The first tunnel diodes were created in the 1960s, and led to a Nobel Prize for physicist Leo Esaki in 1973.’
- ‘Leo Esaki is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who invented the tunnel diode while working for the Sony Corporation in Japan.’
- ‘We are investigating tunnel diodes, which rectify the IR-frequency current waves in the antenna arms.’
- ‘Early tunnel diodes were made by hand one at a time.’
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.