Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Noise in a radar echo caused by untargeted built or natural landscape features.
- ‘Diving low wouldn't do, since the flat desert did not offer much ground clutter to conceal her fighter in.’
- ‘Lifting radar platforms off the ground to reduce ground clutter obstructions from buildings and other urban ‘terrain’ is another option being examined.’
- ‘Most of the returns seen via the public site are ‘clean’ of ground clutter (permanent echoes).’
- ‘At all radar sites, low trees or hills near the radar were used as a radar fence to reduce ground clutter and facilitate detection of birds at short range.’
- ‘Echoes from such so-called ground clutter were suppressed using custom internally written software.’
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.