Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of probability based on deviation from the mean of a standard distribution.
- ‘They estimated the parameters of the model using a generalized linear model with a binomial error distribution and a probit link function.’
- ‘This distribution forms the base for the probit model, which is the model is used here.’
- ‘Thus, a multivariate probit analysis is utilized to examine the adoption of the four breeding technologies.’
- ‘The bivariate probit model captures the unobserved correlation between a mother's decision to use kin-provided child care and her decision to have geographic closeness to her aging parents.’
- ‘For example, cumulative per cent germination is probit transformed and then paired with the temperature-time at which the probit was observed.’
1930s: from prob(ability un)it.
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.