Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The action of advancing paper in a printing machine by the space of one line.
- ‘Preview pane strips out all the carriage returns and line feeds, so everything becomes one huge paragraph.’
- 1.1Computing The analogous movement of text on a computer screen.
- ‘When Hewlett-Packard printers are not sent data in their native print language (such as PCL, HPGL or Postscript), they expect MS-DOS line endings consisting of an ASCII carriage return and line feed (newline).’
- ‘This commonly happens when the tty layer wants to convert a newline character to a linefeed plus a newline character.’
line feed/ˈlīn ˌfēd/
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.