Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a lens) with one surface plane and the opposite one convex.
- ‘Here is a diagram of light passing through the curved edge of a planoconvex lens.’
- ‘Radiation characteristics of a plano-convex lens are studied using Maslov's method, stressing the evaluation of an electromagnetic field around a caustic region when a uniform plane wave is incident axially to the flat plate side.’
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.