Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A computer program that caches advertising on personal computers from an Internet-connected server and then displays the advertising when certain linked programs are being used.
- ‘If you have a couple of adbots loaded onto your computer, you usually won't experience many problems.’
- ‘Many programs that surreptitiously access the Internet - such as ‘adbots’ - go undetected by users.’
- ‘Secondly, I knew that sooner or later the adbots would find the forum and I'd have to close it down anyway.’
- ‘This is primarily for advertising purposes and some adbots will also retrieve and display ads on your system based on the information that they have sent out.’
- ‘When you reconnect to the Internet, the adbot sends what is called a ‘backchannel report’ detailing which banners were displayed.’
Blend of ad(vertising) and (ro)bot.
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.