Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fair ball hit such that the batter can advance safely to a base without an error by the team in the field.
- ‘Before each series, we go over scouting reports that show where the other team's base hits go.’
- ‘I got a base hit in the top of the eighth inning to put us ahead 1-0.’
- ‘Consider an outfielder who cleanly fields a base hit and returns the ball to the infield.’
- ‘Carillon sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh scoring four runs on four walks, two base hits and two errors.’
- ‘Palmeiro has slapped what would be base hits, but the ball has rolled directly to the second baseman's new location.’
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.