Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A user-generated system of classifying and organizing online content into different categories by the use of metadata such as electronic tags.
- ‘Here's a deadly serious application for folksonomy: stitch together the historic record of the July 7th bombings.’
- ‘The impressionist's take on the folksonomy discussion between them is the best text for time-pressured people to read today.’
- ‘Because of the word folksonomy, people assume it is for categorization.’
- ‘And yet I keep having this feeling that folksonomy, and particularly amateur tagging, is profound in a way that the ‘no cheap metadata’ dictum doesn't cover.’
- ‘When I found out it was folksonomy I was a little disappointed, to be honest.’
- ‘There's no doubt about it: folksonomy is hot right now.’
- ‘Clever use of Flickr clusters can bring order to the random folksonomy of tagging.’
- ‘Weinberger calls this grass-roots approach to organization folksonomy and predicts that it will diminish the role of experts.’
Early 21st century: blend of folks (see folk) and taxonomy.
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.