Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piece of software designed to prevent advertisements from appearing on a web page:‘I'm about to give up and install an ad blocker’
- ‘Some sites already make it impossible for some users of ad-blockers to view videos.’
- ‘The only reason I've installed ad blockers is because the ads get in the way of my content or divert my attention!’
- ‘By using an ad-blocker, you are depriving the website of revenue.’
- ‘Nowadays, surfing the web without an ad blocker has become a nightmare.’
- ‘I'd recommend that if people like free services and enjoy certain websites, they should disable their ad blockers on these sites.’
- ‘I have flash and ad blockers installed on my browser.’
- ‘If a reader really hates the ads, she can install an ad blocker or simply ignore them.’
- ‘The browser offers a downloads-manager and a pop-up ad blocker.’
- ‘I can see people disabling ad blockers just for that site.’
- ‘Security and browser performance are the two big reasons that I've been using an adblocker.’
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.