Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device for measuring short time intervals, especially in determining the velocity of projectiles, or a person's reaction time.
- ‘The calibration of these chronoscopes is facilitated by the use of the chronograph.’
- ‘This chronoscope was used by the psychology department at Bedford College, University of London from 1900-1969.’
- ‘The data obtained with it withstand the comparison with those from much more expensive chronoscopes easily.’
- ‘The exhibit also features artifacts from late 19th century psychology laboratories, including the Hipp chronoscope and the Cattell voice key, as well as early tools for measuring visual and auditory perception and memory.’
- ‘Aspects of Brain's work concern the transfer of chronographs, chronoscopes, ergographs, dynamometers and other such instruments from physics and physiology into the new ‘brass instrument’ psychology championed at Harvard especially by Hugo Muensterberg.’
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.