Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A theorem attributed to Pythagoras that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
- ‘The Sulba Sutras demonstrate that India had Pythagoras' theorem before the great Greek was born.’
- ‘Suffice it to say that the headaches of algebra, Pythagoras' theorem, and geometry didn't tickle his fancy.’
- ‘Among these is the enunciation (but not proof) of Pythagoras' theorem.’
- ‘By chapter two he is proving Pythagoras' theorem from first principles and introducing non-Euclidean geometry.’
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.