Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A version of a piece of software that is made available for testing, typically by employees of the company that is developing it, before its general release:‘at this time we are close to finishing the alpha version’Compare with beta version
- ‘We looked at an alpha version, but it performed surprisingly well in our tests.’
- ‘Since the first Alpha version was released, many other new features have been added at the request of the staff.’
- ‘This latest one is the last alpha version, however, so a beta release won't be far behind.’
- ‘When we released the alpha version of our software, so many people began using it that our puny server crashed under the load.’
- ‘Although only an alpha version, we still were curious to try Crow.’
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.