Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in the presence of a sound wave and the static pressure of the medium.
- ‘In positive contribution areas, interior sound pressure increases as vibration amplitude increases.’
- ‘Together these form parabolic troughs leading to the ears that can increase sound pressure tenfold.’
- ‘Those vibrations correspond to the sound pressure on the diaphragm and create the audio signal which is recorded.’
- ‘At the site of the eruption the bang surely would have been deadly on its own, purely from sound pressure, like the shock wave of an atomic bomb.’
- ‘Stereocilia are essential components for the normal hearing process since they convert mechanical energy of sound pressure into electrical signals, which sensory hair cells then direct to the brain.’
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.