Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fluted conical structure produced in rock by intense mechanical shock, such as that associated with meteoritic impact.
- ‘At Sudbury, Ontario, shatter cones are frequently observed to lie on approximately planar surfaces.’
- ‘In 1959 the first man-made shatter cone was produced during an underground nuclear explosion.’
- ‘Subsequent work at the Flynn Creek and Wells Creek Basin structures in Tennessee proved that shatter cones from an impact were present there too.’
- ‘This mass of shatter cones was found at the Steinheim crater in Germany, a structure that's about 3.4 km in diameter and around 15 million years old.’
- ‘Ask your tour captain to show you the largest shatter cone found to date, in the world.’
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.