Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line used to represent a complex electrical quantity as a vector.
- ‘This paper presents a technique for measuring object-vibration phasors of higher amplitudes in phase-modulated holographic interferometry.’
- ‘A phasor is simply the complex representation of the rms magnitude X and the time difference [phi] (expressed in radians).’
- ‘Phasors are a very useful technique for conceptualizing sinusoidally oscillating electrical quantities.’
1940s: from phase, on the pattern of vector.
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.