Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a modem) automatically dial a telephone number or establish a connection with a computer.
- ‘She flipped open her PA and looked up ‘Vermont’, then ‘government’, then ‘legal departments’, then ‘Attorney General’, then autodialed the number.’
- ‘Sabrina hit the FLASH key and then autodialed Chris' cellphone.’
- ‘When the companies announced their merger, the nation's media reporters autodialed the usual critics of media conglomeration.’
- ‘However, what it doesn't do is put a 1 in front of long distance numbers, so when you autodial the number all you get is a helpful phone company recording that says, ‘We're sorry, you must first dial a 1 when calling this number.’’
- ‘The Address Agent features autodialing of phone numbers.’
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.