Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A linear sequence of characters, typically one stored in or processed by a computer.
- ‘Signature filters use algorithms to produce a short character string to uniquely identify e-mail signatures.’
- ‘The remaining character string, or ‘tag’, is still sufficiently unique for processing purposes.’
- ‘But when you create and maintain localized versions of your knowledge base, your search engines must be adapted to recognize non-English character strings and search multiple multilingual databases.’
- ‘Data is then either stored as an image or encoded as a character string.’
- ‘Each requires you to enter an encryption key as a hexadecimal number, which requires a complicated conversion if you want to work on a network that expects an ordinary character string as a key.’
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.