Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The lowest note of a chord in its original (uninverted) form.
- ‘The harmonics are secondary notes produced when an instrument is played, with frequencies that are multiples of the fundamental note frequency.’
- ‘The result is a note different than the fundamental notes and rich of its own harmonic frequencies.’
- ‘The second movement begins with the horn singing all by itself, anchored in a fundamental note and flowering from there.’
- ‘A violin playing the same note will sound distinct because it also generates harmonics of this fundamental note.’
- ‘In extreme cases the overtones generated can be as loud as the fundamental note produced by the string.’
- ‘A vibrating string, for example, can oscillate as a whole to produce the fundamental note which establishes the pitch of the note we hear.’
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.