Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word in a programming language which has a fixed meaning and cannot be redefined by the programmer.
- ‘‘Non standard features cause problems,’ he said. ‘Users might use reserved words.’’
- ‘If we don't want this behavior, we can make a variable local to a function by preceding it with the reserved word typeset.’
- ‘Well, in addition to scanning for offensive strings, some names contain reserved words, or keywords goes the theory.’
- ‘The Court pointed out that the reserved words themselves in many, but not all, cases were suggestive of their operational function.’
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.