Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
- ‘The modern era of phishing is exemplified by emails messages from Nigerians posing as business partners trying to move money out of the African country.’
- ‘To avoid being a victim of phishing, never respond to e-mail requests for personal information, no matter how official the message looks.’
- ‘Now I'm seeing a lot more phishing: spam that purports to be from Paypal, Amazon, your bank or, hey, any bank at all.’
- ‘The idea, similar to the way some have tried to stop spam, is that people can easily report a site that is designed for phishing, and it goes into the communal database.’
- ‘The second issue I have is that the most common attacks today collect passwords through phishing.’
1990s: respelling of fishing, on the pattern of phreaking.
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.