Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Rotation of a vehicle's wheels without traction.‘traction control cuts engine power as soon as sensors detect wheelspin’
- ‘People can wheelspin all they like up to 50 kilometres an hour.’
- ‘Sordo suffered from excessive wheelspin in his Citroen C2 and spent the session making changes to try to limit the loss of traction.’
- ‘This allows 170 milliseconds to control wheelspin in the newly selected gear, which Ferrari can argue is part of the gear changing process.’
- ‘When wheelspin is detected, the power is distributed accordingly to the wheel with most grip.’
- ‘Even if you never go off the road, you will benefit from the extra grip on a slippery surface, eliminating the possibility of wheelspin if you emerge into a stream of traffic in the rain.’
- ‘On most cars of this level of power, this would mean near-instant wheelspin, car spin and general unpleasantness.’
- ‘The roads are abrasive and there is so much acceleration out of corners that there is always the danger of excessive wheelspin.’
- ‘The G-series is also outfitted with an electronic stability program designed to intervene in moments of vehicle yaw or wheelspin.’
- ‘I'm sure it looked dramatic, with lots of wheelspin, but I lost position against some of the other cars.’
- ‘Tom got a little too much wheelspin at the start, held his position through the first corner and then got boxed on the outside through Cascades.’
- ‘Thankfully, some excellent work by the chassis engineers means that there is no sign of wheelspin, often associated with powerful front wheel drive cars.’
- ‘On Ireland's slippery roads, some care will be needed - all that torque is quite capable of causing wheelspin.’
- ‘Unfortunately on the restart, I had a lot of wheelspin which allowed Michael to take the slipstream and get past.’
- ‘I made a bad start but at the first point I got away ok but then when I got on the throttle I had too much wheelspin and lost one position.’
- ‘Traction control, the technical device which helps plant the F1 cars' tyres firmly to the ground and eliminates wheelspin, is back.’
- ‘The loose gravel start of the short track required the front row to ‘dig in’ to avoid wheelspin.’
- ‘At the beginning, it was pretty wild - there were puddles on the straightaways, so a lot of aquaplaning and wheelspin.’
- ‘If the rear wheels are spinning faster than the front ones, the car is suffering wheelspin, which costs valuable time, and also has the side-effect of damaging the tyres.’
- ‘Hard compound rubber combats wear but reduces grip, which in turn generates wheelspin and therefore more wear.’
- ‘Jenson, who started eighth, then got too much wheelspin away from the line and lost several positions on the run to the first corner.’
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.