Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A key which alters the function of another key if the two are pressed at the same time.
- ‘Once you figure out the control keys, it is quite easy to play the game.’
- ‘If you press the control key then the game automatically targets the enemy closest to your mouse pointer, and so you don't have to worry about clicking on a moving target, or moving when you mean to attack.’
- ‘When you think about it, the keyboard doesn't do anything you can't accomplish with the control key and mouse.’
- ‘I would then hit the control key and ‘D' at the same time, and it would take the lines I entered and place them, in order, in the file.’
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.