Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A file on a hard disk used to provide space for programs which have been transferred from the processor's memory.
- ‘The pagefile (swapfile) is typically stored on the first primary partition, and if your Windows crashes, it's writes a log to the disk.’
- ‘Perhaps it is because the swapfile hardly gets used and I get 200Mb free memory reports from the performance monitor.’
- ‘Now I know better and would gladly have more partitions for either its own swapfile or as just data for my new A / V digital 8 camcorder.’
- ‘The Linux filesystem also supports sparse files, so swapfiles only consume the amount of disk space needed by their non-zero data.’
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.