Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of information equal to one thousand million (10⁹) or, strictly, 2³⁰ bytes.
- ‘Hard disk capacity is measured in gigabytes - a gigabyte being roughly 1,000 megabytes.’
- ‘That can add up to hundreds or thousands of additional gigabytes of disk storage.’
- ‘We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.’
- ‘I am sure there must be millions like me who are mystified by bytes, megabytes, gigabytes or whatever they are called.’
- ‘The resulting data warehouse filled 250 gigabytes of storage, and grows daily.’
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.