Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The tendency of a liquid in a capillary tube to rise as a result of surface forces.
- ‘Recent research confirms that the adhesive effects are due to van der Waals forces rather than capillary attraction or suction.’
- ‘The filler metal is distributed between the closely fitted surfaces of the joint by capillary attraction.’
- ‘In physics we had things called teat pipettes, and they have a bit of capillary attraction in them so that fluid flows vertically upwards, sucked magically to higher levels.’
- ‘That is, he wanted to rule out other types of attraction such as capillary attraction of water to a surface or a strongly polar surface.’
- ‘The mechanism for joining by soldering involves three closely related factors: 1) wetting, 2) alloying, and 3) capillary attraction.’
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.