Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Microsoft disk operating system.
- ‘The parentage of the MS-DOS operating system is to be decided in court.’
- ‘The big break came in 1980 when an agreement was signed to provide the operating system that became known as MS-DOS, for IBM's new personal computer.’
- ‘The actual point-of-sale terminals at the counter and drive-through window run on software written for Microsoft MS-DOS.’
- ‘While some users might find the Windows Interface easy to use and the MS-DOS command line prompt very difficult, there are users that will find the reverse to be true.’
- ‘The first versions of both MS-DOS and the Macintosh operating system had no nested subdirectories; they were flat file systems.’
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.