Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A set of instructions designed to perform a frequently used operation within a program.
- ‘A unit test would directly call the subroutine I want to test, and it would rely as little as possible on other subroutines in the program.’
- ‘A number of modules or subroutines are normally specified in the program, and the ways these can interact is also specified.’
- ‘Component scripts normally inherit a set of subroutines from a generic component.’
- ‘In order to do so, however, we must have the ability to perform remote procedure calls, such that a web application on one computer can invoke a subroutine or object method on another computer.’
- ‘Database triggers fired off subroutines sending demands through electronic commerce, known as EDI, instructing each customer to pay back their loans in full.’
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.