Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or using a system of numerical notation that has 16 rather than 10 as its base.
- ‘A setup wizard to explain the steps and end the need for obscurities such as hexadecimal codes would go a long way toward making a great technology accessible.’
- ‘All you have to do is click on the color you want and the hexadecimal code is displayed for you.’
- ‘Customers of legal age sign up for a user account, for which they are assigned a unique, 5-digit, hexadecimal PIN.’
- ‘HTML has been set up to use this feature, allowing 2 hexadecimal digits per primary colour.’
- ‘Another common way of writing bit-strings is to use the hexadecimal notation.’
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.