Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] Software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires:‘a nasty piece of cross-platform bloatware that's in serious need of a total overhaul’
- ‘CD-ROM appeared and suddenly bloatware became a daily fixture.’
- ‘I, however, want to suggest a new category: bloatware engineer.’
- ‘So I'm starting to suspect that fretting about bloatware is more of a mental health problem than a software problem.’
- ‘As Nick was saying… once bloatware sheds some pounds and AI routines build better programs, there will be gains there as well.’
- ‘I don't believe we'll ever see a reversal of the trend towards bloatware in software.’
- 1.1 Unwanted software included on a new computer or mobile device by the manufacturer:‘users must initially contend with the usual bevy of bloatware (unnecessary toolbars, games of questionable value)’
- ‘There's some undeletable bloatware, though mercifully less than we've seen on other new handsets recently.’
- ‘Many PC makers have bitten the bullet over the past couple of years, and stopped loading up their desktops with preinstalled bloatware and ad-ware icons.’
- ‘There's the usual amount of bloatware and clutter on the desktop.’
- ‘Aside from bloatware included on both devices from their respective carriers, the phones are otherwise identical.’
- ‘The battery drains quickly, it has a poor audio speaker, and it comes preloaded with too much bloatware.’
- ‘Though I appreciate a few choice apps as much as the next person, the phone simply came with a lot of distracting bloatware.’
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.