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A pair of bars of different heights used in women's gymnastics.
- ‘The 19-year-old had hoped for a top-three place in the asymmetric bars.’
- ‘The 15-year-old, who has just returned after an injury-riddled three years, made a stunning comeback to the arena when she claimed a silver medal in the asymmetric bars competition.’
- ‘They gleefully hurl themselves at vaults or swing happily from the top of the asymmetric bars with the loosest of grips.’
- ‘Behind the asymmetric bars sat the gymnasts, a rainbow of tracksuits under a canopy of national flags.’
- ‘The reigning Olympic asymmetric bars champion had suffered mishaps in Atlanta and Sydney and Athens was her final chance to clinch the all-round title.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.