Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A website or database developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.
- ‘At the heart of this movement are wikis, web sites that allow users to directly edit any web page with one click of the mouse.’
- ‘And I have a sneaky suspicion that the same goes for most other examples of participative media, from blogs to tags to wikis to whatever.’
- ‘We can also collaborate via private blogs and wikis.’
- ‘There are instructions on the report website on how to request access to the wiki.’
- ‘Blogs, wikis and other forms of online discourse are individual interactions, not corporate communications.’
1990s: from WikiWikiWeb the name of the first website of this kind, from Hawaiian wiki wiki ‘very quick’.
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.