Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An entity having characteristic properties of both waves and particles.
- ‘The concept of God (if it can be called a concept) then functions in much the same way as Eddington's notorious concept (if it can be called a concept) of ‘wavicle’ in the theory of light.’
- ‘I have read books about space and time, about Schrodingers cat, and about wavicles, Busard ram jets and all manner of fantastical contraptions to propel us at immense speed through the vast depths of space.’
- ‘The notion of wavicles only begins to hint at the strange realm of subatomic reality.’
- ‘As combinations of energy wavicles become more complex, materiality manifests in more complex ways.’
- ‘When I talk about reductionist explanations, I don't mean uniformly working our way down to the level of sub-atomic wavicles, and dismissing everything else as unreal.’
1920s: blend of wave and particle.
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.