Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small device able to be connected to and used with a computer, especially to allow access to wireless broadband or use of protected software.
- ‘Seems the client had plugged their ethernet dongle into their USB port.’
- ‘We must look to memory-based removable media for digital cameras and dongles.’
- ‘Periodically the software queries the dongle.’
- ‘When using the dongles to transmit data, keep in mind the signal strength of the link, so make sure both ends have a clear pathway between each other.’
- ‘Putting it on is a rather simple affair, but unless you have tiny hands, there isn't much clearance between the fan and PCB to pinch the tab to remove the dongle.’
1980s: an arbitrary formation.
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.