Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disk drive that stores data on high-capacity removable magnetic disks, often used for data backup.
- ‘I've been meaning to get it talking to my Windows machine for ages so I can finally dump the Zip drive I've been using to transfer files.’
- ‘If, in five years, you can't buy a Zip drive any longer, transfer your photos to newer media before it breaks down.’
- ‘It's certainly faster than a Zip drive when it comes to copying files.’
- ‘The company hopes that this new drive will be to laptop users what the Zip drive became to the desktop.’
- ‘Large numbers have emailed us explaining that they don't have a Zip drive and the software still managed to destroy their PC.’
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.