Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Unlawful alteration of the surface or seam of a ball on the field, to affect its motion when bowled.
- ‘Last season, he was reprimanded and received three penalty points for ball-tampering during the match against Warwickshire at Horsham.’
- ‘Nobody has quite mastered reverse swing as well as he has, although his methods sometimes stray beyond legitimacy: he was given a one-match suspension for ball-tampering in 2000.’
- ‘In 2003, he was banned for ball-tampering and using offensive language.’
- ‘He showed the umpire the ball, careful not to incur a ball-tampering penalty.’
- ‘The referee charged him under clause 2.10 of the code of conduct, which deals specifically with ball-tampering.’
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.