Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of data size or (when expressed per second) network speed, equal to one million or (strictly) 1,048,576 bits.
- ‘Both offer almost the same data speeds with 8 megabits per second as a maximum.’
- ‘Wireless networks today have a top speed of just over 50 megabits per second (Mbps).’
- ‘The company claims speeds of 100 megabits per second - the same as today's fast Ethernet, and with a software upgrade, 1 gigabit per second is possible.’
- ‘This allows for theoretical speeds of 54 megabits a second, although the real rate is always less than that, for a variety of reasons.’
- ‘It is one of the most spectrally efficient mobile data technologies on the market, promising a peak speed of 2.4 megabits / second in just 1.25 MHz of spectrum.’
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.