Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A connector for a device that sends or receives several bits of data simultaneously by using more than one wire.
- ‘Each system includes a 32-bit microprocessor core, a 10/100 Ethernet media interface controller, serial and parallel ports, and several other hardware components.’
- ‘The laptop, however, doesn't have Ethernet, so it connects to my central Linux system using a cable between the parallel ports.’
- ‘The parallel port has eight data lines and four control lines which can be used for output.’
- ‘USB printers are all the rage nowadays, but some people might still want to print using their parallel port.’
- ‘On the back of the AOpen XC cube we find two ps2 connectors, a serial- and parallel port connector and a vga-out.’
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.