Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disc having a format similar to a small CD but able to record sound or data as well as play it back.
- ‘We were a little unsure about this boast at first; after all, the PSP takes new format UMD discs, and history is littered with failed formats like betamax or minidiscs.’
- ‘It concerns the minidisc format, about which I know very little other than that Sony has made it less than simple to transfer recordings off a minidisc and onto another format.’
- ‘That explains their similar crusades against reel-to-reel home tape recorders, cassettes, DATs, minidiscs, VHS and even MTV - which they eventually had to accept, just as file-swapping will surely defeat the legislators and lawyers.’
- ‘I would love to use a minidisc to record my research interviews, and then transfer them digitally to my computer, so that I can easily access them and highlight interesting segments.’
- ‘Hmmm… minidiscs are actually magnetic media, although they're digital, as opposed to conventional cassette tapes, which are analogue.’
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.