Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The binary code used to represent a letter or number.
- ‘For example on some PCs the character code 130 would display as é, but on computers sold in Israel it was the Hebrew letter Gimel, so when Americans would send their résumés to Israel they would arrive as r sum s.’
- ‘To view these languages properly you will have to change your computer's character code.’
- ‘He sent me a tip in e-mail about how to make the degree symbol show up, and eventually I thought to Google ‘ampersand character codes.’’
- ‘I recently learned that certain HTML characters or character codes do not necessarily work on - for instance - Mac and Unix browsers.’
- ‘I have extended the patch to load user-defined, context-sensitive parse rules for glyphs and character codes as well.’
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.