Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A hole made by a burrowing insect larva or worm in wood, fruit, books, or other materials.
- ‘I see the knot as the branch it used to be and the wormhole as the food source and home for the bug.’
A hypothetical connection between widely separated regions of space–time.
- ‘These rifts can only be described as wormholes.’
- ‘Now a wormhole is a bit like a black hole only different.’
- ‘When I was in high school, I gave a presentation on black holes, wormholes and time travel for my physics class.’
- ‘These wormholes connect not only two regions of space (hence the name) but also two regions of time as well.’
- ‘As theoretical objects, wormholes were invented and named in the late 1950s by American physicist John Archibald Wheeler, an early pioneer in the quest for quantum gravity.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.