Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting or having a speed greater than that of light.
- ‘For there is nor the slightest shred of evidence for random superluminal wave function collapse or quantum potentials.’
- ‘Bohmian mechanics involves superluminal action-at-a-distance and thus violates the ‘locality principle’ of relativity theory.’
- ‘And since neither astronaut can affect this superluminal point of light, it seems to me the best that they can do is to use it as a coordination signal, no different than if they both had a watch.’
- ‘No engine is likely to generate superluminal speeds; the laws of physics prevent us from doing that, but we will be able to go many times faster than our current propulsion methods allow.’
- ‘Since we cannot do this step faster than light, the quantum erasure process will not be superluminal.’
1950s: from super- ‘above’ + Latin lumen, lumin- ‘a light’ + -al.
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.