Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Page.
2Chemistry
in combination Para-‘p-xylene’3British Penny or pence.
4Music
Piano (softly)5in combination (in units of measurement) pico- (10¹²)
‘a 220 pf capacitor’6Chemistry
Denoting electrons and orbitals possessing one unit of angular momentum.
1Physics
Pressure.2Statistics
Probability.
Pronunciation
1Pastor.
2Father.
3(in tables of sports results) games played.
4(on an automatic gearshift) park.
5(on road signs and street plans) parking.
6Peseta.
7Peso.
8in combination (in units of measurement) peta- (10¹⁵)
‘27 PBq of radioactive material’9Physics
Poise (unit of viscosity)10Post.
11President.
12Pressure.
13Priest.
14Prince.
15Proprietary.
16Progressive.
The chemical element phosphorus.
Pronunciation
noun
1The sixteenth letter of the alphabet.
- ‘I have a P for Patricia and J for my name Joy.. so technically it's PJ!’
- ‘Lets have an S for Speedy, and a P for Polly, intertwined on the top of the cake, in red frosting.’
- ‘One key to knowing which marketing programs to choose involves thoroughly understanding how to leverage the 4 Ps of marketing - price, product, promotion, and place - to reach and appeal to your target audience(s).’
- 1.1 Denoting the next after O (or N if O is omitted) in a set of items, categories, etc.
- ‘Let P be the set of all finite subsets of N.’
- ‘Now for each r, let p be the next larger even integer.’
Phrases
Pronunciation
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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