Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A nuclear reactor which creates fissile material (typically plutonium-239 by irradiation of uranium-238) at a faster rate than it uses another fissile material (typically uranium-235) as fuel.
- ‘A breeder reactor would convert uranium 238 to plutonium that we could burn.’
- ‘For example, a breeder reactor is one in which new reactor fuel is manufactured.’
- ‘No breeder reactor, a technology necessary for nuclear fission, has ever been successful in the marketplace.’
- ‘The history of the breeder reactors is a history of fiascos.’
- ‘But, pebble reactors do not have the same crash shields required of light-water breeder reactors.’
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.