Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to stationary electric charges or fields as opposed to electric currents.
- ‘Electrostatic speakers are the just about the lowest distortion drivers that can be made.’
- ‘The demonstration device shown above is an "electrostatic linear motor", that I built in January 2002.’
Mid 19th century: from electro- + static, on the pattern of hydrostatic.
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.