Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A number obtained by dividing an odd integer by two (1/2, 11/2, 21/2, etc.)
- ‘The spin of bosons takes integer values and fermions have half-integer values of their spin.’
- ‘The Pauli Exclusion Principle simply states that no two fermions (a family of particles with half-integer spin, which includes electrons) may exist in the same energy state.’
- ‘Fermions are the particles that exhibit half-integer spin and satisfy the Pauli exclusion principle, while bosons exhibit integer spin and are not limited by the exclusion principle.’
- ‘Some for example, had half-integer spins, while others had only integral spins.’
- ‘Although fermions have half-integer spin, the two together have integer spin, making the Cooper pair a ‘composite boson’.’
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.