Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The difference between mean solar time (as shown by clocks) and apparent solar time (indicated by sundials), which varies with the time of year.
- ‘Fourier series numerical algorithms were used to compute solar declination and the equation of time.’
- ‘The equation of time is the difference, over the course of a year, between time as read from a sundial and a clock.’
- ‘Put all this together, and you have what astronomers call the equation of time, which produces a similar effect around the winter solstice.’
- ‘You have to combine these two effects to get the true picture, producing a wobbly graph called the equation of time.’
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.