Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A binary star of which the components are sufficiently far apart to be resolved by an optical telescope.
- ‘These were visual binaries - stars that could be resolved by eye using a good instrument.’
- ‘Sirius is a visual binary, and with her two different eyes, it could be cool.’
- ‘The telescope, although not fully functional, is normally used for research on visual binary stars and for undergraduate student assignments.’
- ‘These spectroscopic binary stars are generally much closer to each other than visual binaries, as close as a few hundredths of an astronomical unit.’
- ‘To the southeast of Algol lies a visual binary system, and surrounding this binary system is a patchwork of various stars making up the corner of the Milky Way called the Western Link.’
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.