Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A machine that prints output from a computer a line at a time rather than character by character.
- ‘Remember, this was all at a time when computing to the rest of us meant running a few thousand punched cards through a mainframe and waiting to get your output the next day from the line printer.’
- ‘When the SLAC Library was started, the Stanford University computing center was a little building with keypunch machines and a line printer.’
- ‘A line printer provided high-speed printout to permit rapid program evaluation and change, and evaluation of test missions.’
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.