Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A planet which orbits a star outside the solar system.‘most of the 100 known exoplanets are comparable in mass to Jupiter’
- ‘Nevertheless, this unique observing technique opens a new phase in the exploration of exoplanets, or extrasolar planets, say astronomers.’
- ‘The possible exoplanet is orbiting a star known as GQ Lup, thought to be similar to our own Sun, when it was younger.’
- ‘Many of these exoplanets are large planets that resemble the gas giants of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.’
- ‘Could it be an exoplanet in orbit around that young brown dwarf object at a projected distance of about 8,250 million km?’
- ‘When astronomers study all those exoplanets and the systems they inhabit, it is natural to look to our own solar system as a template for other planetary systems.’
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.