Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of angle, equal to an angle at the center of a circle whose arc is equal in length to the radius.
- ‘Given that the field oscillates at 60Hz, this gives me a phase angle of 0.4PI radians between samples.’
- ‘Notice that the formula involves the use of the exponential function, and that the angles must be in radians.’
- ‘The maximum deviation of the cantilever from horizontal was 0.06 radians, and so no mathematical or mechanical correction for rotation of the cantilever was implemented.’
- ‘The inverse of the radius of the circle equals the curvature in radians / m.’
- ‘The sliding displacement between doublets may be found by multiplying the shear angle, in radians, by the interdoublet distance.’
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.