Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The luminous envelope of a star from which its light and heat radiate.
- ‘The rotated elliptical shell could explain the polarization angle, but failed to match a feature in the supernova's flux that suggested an uneven absorption of light from the photosphere.’
- ‘The trip from the radiation zone to the photosphere - the yellowish-white sphere of light that we see - takes about one week.’
- ‘The answer comes from a fourth line of evidence on the deep-Earth composition: cosmic abundances of the elements deduced from analyses of chondritic meteorites and the solar photosphere.’
- ‘Observing the solar photosphere in white light is traditionally carried out with neutral density filters.’
- ‘Typically the corona is a million times fainter than the solar surface, which is why it cannot be seen except when the photosphere is mostly extinguished.’
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.