Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A character that does not represent a printable character but serves to initiate a particular action.
- ‘Unicode, like ASCII, assigns a unique number to each letter, number, symbol and control character.’
- ‘You may also run across hand-edited neutral data files that are missing large sections, contain control characters, and so on.’
- ‘They were used for control characters, like 7 which made your computer beep and 12 which caused the current page of paper to go flying out of the printer and a new one to be fed in.’
- ‘There is a table of control characters indicating what they do.’
control character/kənˈtrōl ˈker(ə)ktər/
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.