Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A transverse line marked on a billiard table, extending the diameter of the D to the sides of the table.
- ‘Balls one to nine are racked up in a diamond with the nine ball in the middle and the one ball nearest the baulk line.’
- ‘As far as I know, no one writing about snooker has used the baulk line before as a guide to straight cueing.’
- ‘The cue ball is played from any point on or behind the baulk line by the breaking player.’
- ‘Balls in a trough or behind the baulk line waiting to be played are referred to as being ‘in baulk’.’
- ‘The match was played under professional rules, which means that the white ball has to cross the baulk line every 100 points, and that makes it much more difficult to build breaks.’
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.