Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of energy of 1,000 calories (equal to 1 large calorie)
- ‘In nearly half of these African countries, the undernourished are getting 300 kilocalories less than what they need to be healthy.’
- ‘In scientific terms, 1 calorie is a kilocalorie, which is the amount of energy required to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.’
- ‘The units typically used for heats of sublimation are kilojoule per mole or kilocalories per mole.’
- ‘In the United States, energy is expressed in kilocalories or megacalories (Mcal).’
- ‘For most people, a daily diet containing 2000 calories of energy (actually 2000 kilocalories, but never mind) is about right.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.