Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An organizational structure for information storage and retrieval in the form of a tree in which all terminal nodes are the same distance from the base, and all nonterminal nodes have between n and 2n subtrees or pointers (where n is an integer)
- ‘A B-tree is a data structure used frequently in database indexing and storage routines.’
- ‘Berkeley DB XML stores nodes in a B-tree, where node IDs are allocated in document order, which also is an iteration order on the B-tree.’
- ‘This article explains why balanced trees are better than unbalanced trees and why B + trees are better than B-trees by explaining and applying the principles of caching.’
- ‘Inverse lists can do many things that the B-tree indexes commonly used by a relational database cannot.’
- ‘It is a generation ahead of alternatives that use older, plain B-tree technology and that cannot store the files themselves in the tree.’
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.