Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Unidentified radio-frequency radiation coming from beyond the solar system.
- ‘Fortunately, however, the man-made and galactic noise abate even more quickly.’
- ‘So-called galactic noise is radio noise from outside the solar system.’
- ‘If the continuous carrier is removed, (and the gain is increased) we will ultimately hear galactic noise.’
- ‘And the Voyager signals are directed towards Earth using microwave frequencies where galactic noise is relatively low, and antenna gain is high.’
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.