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A piece of waste material removed from card or tape by punching.
1950s: possibly from Scots chad gravel, small stones or dialect chat chip of wood It is not, as suggested, from the name of Mr. Chadless, inventor of a Chadless Keypunch: no such person has been found. Nor is it formed as an acronym from card hole aggregate debris.
A landlocked country in northern central Africa; population 10,329,200 (est. 2009); capital, N'Djamena; official languages, French and Arabic.
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.