Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A widely used multiuser operating system.
- ‘The company takes repeated shots at Unix operating systems but has little to show for the claims.’
- ‘It's a tutorial aimed at helping Unix and Linux users get optimal performance out of their operating system.’
- ‘Instead, Microsoft hopes to divert those moving from Unix and considering Linux.’
- ‘Still, there is big money in Unix hardware and software and plenty of developers and admins to go around.’
- ‘Some of its earliest products were thin client terminals designed for Unix users.’
1970s: from uni- ‘one’ + a respelling of -ics, on the pattern of an earlier less compact system called Multics.
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.