Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A localized disturbance of the earth's magnetic field in high latitudes, typically manifested as an aurora.
- ‘A magnetospheric substorm has three distinct phases: growth, expansion, and recovery.’
- ‘NASA satellites and ground observatories will be able to study the solar substorms behind aurora borealis.’
- ‘A typical example of how both missions will co-operate is the study of the magnetic substorms producing the bright aurorae.’
- ‘The jagged peaks mark the arrival of electrons in substorms, and they gradually drift away again.’
- ‘Observations from satellites and from widely-spaced observing points on the earth's surface show that substorms typically originate at the auroral zone on that part of the earth opposite the sun.’
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.