Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A diagram showing the relative frequency of wind directions at a place.
- ‘Amazingly, the wind rose on the compass, and the original mica cover have survived intact.’
- ‘A wind rose is a graphic chart that averages these recorded wind directions and speeds and plots them about a circle.’
- ‘Unpublished wind rose data reveal that prevailing winds are generally from the west, with significant components from both the northwest and southwest.’
- ‘The analyzed data from a wind rose, including strength and direction of wind at Geralds has confirmed, so far, the usability of the airport at 98.7%.’
- ‘And you can see from the wind rose for Geralds that the predominance of winds is as you would expect are from the sector which favors the approach from the west.’
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.