Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hyphen inserted into a word not otherwise hyphenated, to be displayed or typeset only if it falls at the end of a line of text.
- ‘Abstract Encoding of hard and soft hyphens, including guidelines for determining when a line-end hyphen is soft’
- ‘For operations such as searching and sorting, the soft hyphen should always be ignored.’
- ‘In fact, I recommend that you never type a soft hyphen directly, but rather that you use a glossary item which types a hyphen-in-a-box, so that you can always see it, and then later perform a Find / Replace to turn these into soft hyphens for formatting purposes.’
- ‘Throw in soft hyphens (as unicode characters) in multiline text fields, and Flash will actually render them as normal - always visible - hyphens!’
- ‘Use of the non-breaking space and soft hyphen indicator characters is discouraged because support for them is not widely deployed.’
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.