Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A photographic or other visual or electronic representation of a spectrum.
- ‘Nowadays, most spectrograms map frequency to a predefined color table to visually clarify the plot.’
- ‘As I was trained as a linguist, I of course studied spectrograms and sound analyses.’
- ‘The picture below shows six sound spectrograms, top to bottom.’
- ‘By listening to the booms and looking at their spectrograms, the scientists can distinguish between individual bitterns and count them more accurately.’
- ‘For the study of vowels and consonants, the waveform is presented as a spectrogram, on which sounds appear as recognizable visual patterns.’
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.