Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device for measuring the sensitivity of photographic equipment to light.
- ‘There is a device called a sensitometer, which exposes the film so that when the film is developed, it has a series of densities on it, varying from clear to dark.’
- ‘With this sensitometer, proper exposure of either blue or green sensitive x-ray film is easily accomplished, with no need for internal adjustments.’
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.