Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An internationally applied decimal system of library classification which uses a three-figure code from 000 to 999 to represent the major branches of knowledge, and allows finer classification to be made by the addition of further figures after a decimal point.
- ‘Based on such an analysis, Orom has been able to discern a dominant view in, for example, the Library of Congress and Dewey decimal classifications.’
- ‘After reading about the LC System of Classification, have learner discuss the differences and similarities between LC and Dewey systems.’
- ‘This is a series of quizzes about how to use the Dewey system developed by the University of Texas at Austin.’
- ‘The Open Directory is supposed to be based around the Dewey system used for libraries, I believe.’
- ‘It's like having a librarian who doesn't read books or understand the Dewey system categorising your reading and telling you what you can read based on their worthless biases.’
Late 19th century: named after Melvil Dewey (1851–1931), American librarian.
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.