Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting volcanic activity of the kind typified by Stromboli, with continual mild eruptions in which lava fragments are ejected.
- ‘These new vents remained phreatomagmatic until 25 July, when the activity changed for 5 days to Strombolian and effusive.’
- ‘Products of mild Strombolian activity instead have a vesicularity in the range ~ 50-70%.’
- ‘‘Strombolian’ activity is today a generic term used to describe mild explosive activity producing pyroclasts (molten rocks) and ash.’
- ‘We prove that Strombolian signals, both tremor and explosions, in the high frequency band, are similar in time domain.’
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.