Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The smallest possible unit cell of a lattice, having lattice points at each of its eight vertices only.
- ‘As an example. it is shown that the two-dimensional honeycomb structure can not be viewed as a Bravais lattice unless the proper primitive cell and basis are selected.’
- ‘But for a given lattice, which of the many possible primitive cells should be selected?’
- ‘That's why people think juvenile onset diabetes is the ideal problem for stem cells to solve: those primitive cells from embryos, foetuses or adult organs, which have the ability to turn into the tissues you want.’
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.