Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The rotation of the plane of polarization of electromagnetic waves in certain substances in a magnetic field.
- ‘Electrical properties such as dipole moments, magnetic properties, optical properties, and the Faraday effect all give important information about the structure of molecules as well.’
- ‘He discovered what is now called the Faraday effect, namely that if a beam of light is passed through a substance which polarises it, then the plane of polarisation is rotated by a magnetic field parallel to the ray of light.’
- ‘Ferro-magnetic technology uses magnetooptical Faraday effect in which electromagnetic waves interact each other directly to create extremely fast switches (femtoseconds).’
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.