Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The most general form of the solution of a differential equation, containing arbitrary constants.
- ‘In the example of Fig.1, once a particular solution involving nine atoms is determined, 25 constraints are required.’
- ‘However, a particular solution, valid for many types of fluid flow, was one of the key ingredients in the discovery of the basic principles of flight.’
- ‘The very fact of the non-uniqueness of a particular solution to a complex problem qualifies the whole idea of ‘perfection’.’
- ‘This solution showed that there is a particular solution of Einstein's equations which allows time-travel to occur.’
- ‘We can verify by substitution that two particular solutions of the difference equation are possible, Q n = 1 for all n and Q n = (q/p) n, and therefore the linear combination of these two particular solutions is also a solution,’
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.