Using <SAMP /> tags to denote technical terms like in the following example is a pretty standard practice.
As you can imagine for a blog on coding I use the <SAMP /> tag a lot, so I wanted a one-click button on my CKEditor Toolbar to perform the text wrapping selection and tagging for me. Here's the new basketball Sample Text icon on the NixMash Blog Editor.
Source Code Notes for this Post
Source code discussed in this post can be found in my NixMash Blog project located on GitHub.