Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting an automatic camera which, when it is pointed at a subject and the shutter release is pressed, will take a properly exposed and focused photograph.
- ‘The images are competitive with most 5-megapixel point-and-shoot cameras, but they don't rise above the pack.’
- ‘Most point-and-shoot cameras have a minimum focusing distance of around 1 1/2 to 2 feet.’
- ‘An analogy between point-and-shoot photography and desktop design analysis isn't that far-fetched.’
- ‘Some SLR and point-and-shoot cameras provide a landscape-exposure mode that automatically sets a small aperture for you.’
- ‘Most zoom point-and-shoot cameras, for example, have a viewfinder that automatically adjusts your view as you zoom in or out.’
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.