Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The constriction of a plasma through which a large electric current is flowing, caused by the attractive force of the current's own magnetic field.
- ‘It also generated a convincing version of the transition from synchronized flow to a growing jam called the ‘pinch effect.’’
- ‘Mr Michael Smith and colleagues have developed a computer model that successfully reproduces the so-called ‘pinch effect’ which sparks off a jam.’
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.