Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The physical laws that describe the properties of gases, including Boyle's and Charles' laws.
- ‘The first of the gas laws is known as Boyle's law.’
- ‘An underlying premise is that an ideal gas obeys the gas laws perfectly, and its behavior may be adequately described by kinetic theory.’
- ‘This point has never actually been achieved, since gases liquefy before they reach this temperature and they are no longer subject to the gas laws.’
- ‘Many of our gas laws were discovered by balloonists.’
- ‘The strong suggestion that these effects depended on the number of molecules per unit volume was strengthened when it was discovered that the osmotic pressure of a solute in a solvent obeys the gas laws.’
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.