Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(More fully "ball-and-strike") being or relating to the ratio of balls to strikes accumulated by a batter during a single turn at the bat; usually in "ball-(and-)strike count".
1920s; earliest use found in The Appleton Post-Crescent.
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.