Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Away from spelling checkers, way out in the email chatrooms, anything goes.’
- ‘This is not only true with spelling checkers and tax programs, it's also true with industrial applications.’
- ‘I found that version 8 always crashed if I ever used the spelling checker.’
- ‘If Microsoft Word's spelling checker's autocorrection feature is switched on, it capitalises the word for you.’
- ‘Several people have written in to point out that Microsoft Word's spelling checker corrects ‘Grammelot’ to ‘Trammeled’, and is therefore the most probable culprit in this case.’
- ‘Before you submit your page to the search engines, run the page through an html checker and a spelling checker.’
- ‘One major drawbacks is that it doesn't include a spelling checker.’
- ‘I will ‘learn to spell’ when he gets a spelling checker.’
- ‘Bellow is a verb meaning ‘emit a loud, deep, hollow, prolonged sound such as a bull might make, or to speak or shout in a manner reminiscent of this’; that's why a spelling checker wouldn't have caught the mistake.’
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.