Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a display or an image) showing a small amount of detail.
- ‘It was, and after a few moments of earnest disk access, I was rewarded with a subdued low-res color graphic of Stonehenge, a sundial and other oddities, with messages politely telling me to be patient while Linux loaded.’
- ‘In the meantime, low-res versions will displayed freely online.’
- ‘Short texts that the artist either wrote or ‘found’ and copied verbatim are accompanied by low-res photo attachments that she took with her cell-phone camera.’
- ‘Also added are additions to the toolset, multiple undo and the ability to apply the warp to a low-res version of the image first to make sure that the results are desirable.’
- ‘Handheld consoles traditionally suffer from small lo-res screens, poor sound, restrictively small storage media, simplistic controls, low processing power, inelegant connectivity options and (let's be honest) ugly designs.’
Late 20th century: from low-resolution.
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.