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.
- ‘Maybe backing store support is still fully maintained and perhaps we are simply not using it correctly.’
- ‘These defaults will be returned if no preference value has been set, or if the backing store is inaccessible.’
- ‘If this page is subsequently evicted to backing store, it will be read from there on further page faults.’
- ‘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.’
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.