Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A message sent via the Internet that appears on the recipient's screen as soon as it is transmitted.
- ‘For the vast majority of its users, the Internet represents e-mail and instant messaging.’
- ‘With respect to an online dating service you could use Skype to allow someone to actually talk to the other person, rather than use instant messaging.’
- ‘What other MSN or any instant messaging pet peeves do you have?’
- ‘Blame it on its ability to let you do instant messaging, or real time messaging with your buddies all around the world.’
- ‘Apparently movies flop because of texting, instant messaging and email.’
- ‘For a long time instant messaging has allowed computer users to communicate over the internet using a text-based chat service.’
Send (someone) an instant message.
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.