Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sign, especially ×, used to indicate that one quantity is to be multiplied by another, as in 2×3=6.
- ‘However, in one of the boxes a multiplication sign appears as a plus sign, which some action groups fear well prove confusing for members who are not familiar with these calculations.’
- ‘Our modern multiplication sign (×) seems to have been invented by the British mathematician William Oughtred.’
multiplication sign/məltəpləˈkāSHən ˌsīn/
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.