Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The density of a particular gas or vapor relative to that of hydrogen at the same pressure and temperature.
- ‘Being much shorter than the height of the atmosphere, the laboratory cell would necessitate a correspondingly greater vapor density.’
- ‘Even though, during the nineteenth century the science of chemistry was at a relatively early state, Dumas was able to show that the vapor densities of some organic compounds are directly proportional to their molecular weights.’
- ‘This legitimated the use of vapour densities for the determination of relative molecular weights.’
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.