Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An imaginary circle concentric to a toothed wheel, along which the pitch of the teeth is measured.
- ‘The hypoid gears used in conventional axles do not have a true pitch circle since both sliding and rolling occurs at the teeth and the gears could not be replaced with frictional disks.’
- ‘The velocity ratio is equal to the inverse ratio of the diameters of pitch circles.’
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.