Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An open-source operating system modelled on UNIX.
- ‘In addition, Unix, Linux and Windows boxes can all be controlled via the same console.’
- ‘Customers finally have an incentive to actually test Linux and open source software.’
- ‘The first people that we will be targeting will be the existing Linux and open source users.’
- ‘The unit and its hard drive can be accessed by any Windows, Mac, Linux or Unix client.’
- ‘This means the service is available on Linux and Mac machines for the first time.’
1990s: from the name of Linus Benedict Torvalds (born 1969), a Finnish software engineer who wrote the first version of the system, + -x, as in Unix.
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.