Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small meteorological balloon used to track air currents.
- ‘In addition to the tethered Skyhooks, Gildenberg would release small pilot balloons to measure wind speeds during the experiments.’
- ‘Wind measurements were performed every 4 hours by tracking the ascent of a pilot balloon by radar.’
- ‘This computes a vertical profile of wind direction and speed given the radio telemetry observations of a pilot balloon.’
- ‘With the growth of aviation activity in the country, pilot balloon observations were started in 1928 to generate daily upper air wind data for pilots.’
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.