Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A baryon consisting of four quarks and an antiquark.
- ‘The elusive pentaquark - comprising five quarks - failed to put in an appearance during experiments at the Accelerator Facility in Virginia specifically carried out to search for the little blighter.’
- ‘Quarks come in oddly named ‘flavors,’ and all the new species include two strange, one anti-up, and either an up or a down quark among the five (the pentaquarks discovered last spring all had two ups, two downs, and one anti-strange).’
- ‘Like recently discovered extrasolar planets that reveal new planetary configurations to astronomers, pentaquarks are alerting physicists to possible new sub-atomic arrangements, he adds.’
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.