Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The velocity of propagation of elastic waves in a particular rock.
- ‘By factoring in when and where specific earthquakes occurred, the data can be used to create a map of seismic velocity, akin to a medical tomogram.’
- ‘Many factors, such as porosity, pressure, and temperature, affect the seismic velocity of a particular rock.’
- ‘The refraction data will allow us to measure the seismic velocity within the deep structure to determine the boundary between the higher-velocity rock of the crust, from lower-velocity sediments.’
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.