Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Magnetic tape which is used to make digital sound recordings of very high quality.
- ‘Unitary currents were recorded using a RK - 300 patch-clamp amplifier with a 10 - G feedback resistance and stored on digital audiotape.’
- ‘I used it to restore the entire directory from DAT (digital audiotape), which took about 20 minutes.’
- ‘The information in the messenger RNAs can be converted into a form of DNA called complementary DNA or cDNA - kind of like copying a music CD to digital audiotape; same information, just in a different form.’
- ‘There's a way of thinking about digital videotape in the same way that you would think about digital audiotape, and a lot of contemporary musicians will use distortion as a characteristic of the music they're making.’
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.