Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The unique pattern of a bodily feature such as the retina, iris, or voice, encoded on an identity card and used for recognition and identification purposes.
- ‘Naturally, such a device would need to keep this information tightly encrypted and access to the data would be either by way of a single PIN / password, or even better, by using a biometric signature such as a thumbprint.’
- ‘Any biometric signatures that are used must be controlled as specified.’
- ‘These projects can be applied to the detection of skin melanomas, as well as to using the eye as a biometric signature.’
- ‘BAT uses two forms of identification and recognition - fingerprinting and face recognition - to build electronic dossiers tied to biometric signatures.’
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.