Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An optical pattern that encodes a URL for recognition by mobile phone cameras, enabling the user to access a web page by scanning the code with the telephone.
- ‘There are two steps used to retrieve the URL from the semacode: image recognition and decoding.’
- ‘You create your order on your iPhone and when you're done, the app produces a semacode. You then bypass the queue at the counter and swipe the semacode over a sensor.’
- ‘Someone slipped me an email on semacode, so I decided to look into it.’
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.