Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device used as a printer in some word processors, consisting of a disc of spokes each terminating in a printing character.
- ‘The Silver Reed daisy wheel printer purchased to complement the computer was $895 (extra daisy wheels were $22.50 each, tractor feed for paper was $160), and the 300k-baud rate modem was $535.’
- ‘When Jim gave me the responsibility for publishing the computer center newsletter, the first thing I did was order new daisy wheels that didn't slash the zeroes.’
- ‘A few computer programs and special-order daisy wheels are available to transform modern typewriters or word processors to the Dvorak keyboard, but the demand for these products is small.’
- ‘This particular daisy wheel is from the 60s.’
- ‘Invariably I was offered the solution of buying enough different daisy wheels so that I would have (almost all) the desired symbols at my disposal.’
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.