Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[treated as singular] The branch of optics that deals with refraction.
- ‘In 1911 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on the dioptrics of the eye.’
- ‘The manuscript outlined an important application of geometry that developed by the 10th century to a new concept of anaclastics or dioptrics, Rashid said.’
- ‘He was studying geometrical optics in the early 1650s, and began his own treatise on dioptrics at this time, continuing to work on it for the rest of his life.’
- ‘Volume I covers the dioptrics of the eye; Volume II, the sensations of vision; and Volume III, the perceptions of vision.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.