Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Symmetry about a plane, like that between an object and its reflection.
- ‘The player tries to form a pattern with the coins that shows mirror symmetry around the middle row.’
- ‘The fusion stalk structure shown in Fig.1 A is cylindrically symmetric around the z axis and exhibits mirror symmetry with respect to the equatorial plane.’
- ‘Our model assumes mirror symmetry of two monolayers with respect to the midplane of the bilayer.’
- ‘When hovering, fruit flies move their wings back and forth in almost perfect mirror symmetry.’
- ‘So there's a few examples of mirror symmetry and asymmetry all around us on the rotating earth and so forth, and I would delve deeper and deeper down to the atom till eventually it was a question of matter and anti-matter.’
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.