Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of information equal to 2²⁰ bytes or, loosely, one million bytes.
- ‘The software requires only five megabytes of hard disk space and 16 megabytes of random access memory (Ram).’
- ‘We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.’
- ‘Here is a quick explanation of bytes, megabytes, and so on, and some estimates of the storage requirements of various sorts of information.’
- ‘The Editor's Internet service provider will not process files larger than two megabytes.’
- ‘I've been writing for years about how the price of hard drives has tumbled down to a penny a megabyte and here I was paying almost 20 cents a megabyte!’
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.