Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The set of conditions of temperature and pressure at which different phases of the same substance can be in equilibrium.
- ‘For both samples the DSC shows a sharp peak at the main transition point at 41.4°C and an obvious pretransition range at 34-36°C.’
- ‘Graphite behaves like a two-dimensional metal because there is a transition point between its valence band and conductance band known as the Fermi point.’
- ‘Wet electrons, which occur on metal oxide surfaces, represent a transition point for electrons between solid and liquid states of matter.’
- ‘Polymers have a glass transition point, a temperature below which their molecular chains are unable to move around each other freely.’
- ‘Mg 2 SiO 4 melt exhibits a very rapid rise of viscosity near the glass transition point (T g), which means it is a very ‘fragile’ liquid.’
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.