Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device that converts a signal to a lower frequency, especially in television reception.
- ‘The HDC-1861 is an HD downconverter as well as a distribution amplifier, with an analog monitoring output.’
- ‘The strategy used in the Universal Software Radio Peripheral is to code the digital downconverter in the Verilog hardware description language and then download the resulting bitstream over the USB into the FPGA.’
- ‘This equipment is available today in the form of multi-carrier power amplifiers, wide-band upconverters and downconverters, and high-speed A / D and D / A converters.’
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.