Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A particular set of complex numbers which has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted.
- ‘For this reason I have done without anecdotes, cartoons, exclamation marks, jokey chapter titles, or pictures of the Mandelbrot set.’
- ‘The Mandelbrot set is a connected set of points in the complex plane.’
- ‘Another example can be seen in fractal patterns like the Mandelbrot set - marvelous pictures that have layer upon layer upon layer of complexity.’
- ‘I didn't come across complex numbers again until I saw the Mandelbrot set for the first time.’
- ‘The exterior of the Mandelbrot set consists of points for which certain iterations diverge.’
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.