Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit in a computer which carries out arithmetic and logical operations.
- ‘Instead, the company implemented an Ultra-Threading Dispatch Processor that distributes the workload among the pixel processors and makes efficient use of the pixel processors' arithmetic logic units (ALUs).’
- ‘The bits may indicate a negative output of the arithmetic logic unit, a carry out signal, an overflow, or a zero output.’
- ‘Also among the chips developed during this period were the 16-foot arithmetic logic unit, 16-foot multiplier and micro-controller chips.’
- ‘As reported in Electronics Times, the company has used an architecture based on arithmetic logic units, in contrast to look-up tables.’
- ‘We are not sticking a few ALUs [arithmetic logic units] here and there.’
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.