Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small graphic designed to give a quick representation of numerical or statistical information within a piece of text, taking the form of a graph without axes:‘here you see his representation of the blog continuum as a sparkline’
- ‘Here you see his representation of the blog continuum as a sparkline.’
- ‘If the sparkline is showing too much information, is this a sin as grave as not enough?’
- ‘Sparklines are tiny graphical devices that can communicate enormous volumes of data in just a few characters’
- ‘Though best suited for print (due to their intense resolutions), sparklines can also introduce a lot of contextual (and perhaps even actionable) information to Web blog posts.’
- ‘Suddenly we'll see sparklines everywhere, even where they're not appropriate.’
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.