Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device for secondary storage of data that typically has greater capacity than the primary store but is slower to access.
- ‘These defaults will be returned if no preference value has been set, or if the backing store is inaccessible.’
- ‘Although relational databases cover 90% of use cases, there are times when different backing stores are handy.’
- ‘This is set because our filesystem will live entirely in RAM and will not have a backing store of the data on any physical device, like a disk.’
- ‘Maybe backing store support is still fully maintained and perhaps we are simply not using it correctly.’
- ‘If this page is subsequently evicted to backing store, it will be read from there on further page faults.’
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.