Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sport involving the hunting, wounding, or killing of animals:‘blood sports such as dogfighting and cockfighting’figurative ‘politics has turned into a blood sport’
- ‘Hunting without hounds does make this blood sport less cruel, but even still, it is inhumane.’
- ‘He was a keen sportsman but he was fond of blood sports.’
- ‘It appears morally equivalent to blood sports such as bearbaiting and cockfighting that have been illegal for some two centuries.’
- ‘The bulldog, although bred originally for close encounters in blood sports, was a cuddlesome, affable creature beneath the ferocity and gore.’
- ‘Animals were not only used for show but for what we can only call blood sports.’
- ‘I was never a sporty person anyway; I always preferred a good book or the blood sport of politics.’
- ‘It was like a blood sport to them, waiting to see someone humiliated.’
- ‘In my opinion fox hunting is just a blood sport with no purpose.’
- ‘I am glad I went on the hunt and learnt more about the blood sport, though am not in a rush to repeat the experience.’
- ‘Despite being illegal in Ireland, the blood sport of cockfighting still takes place in some parts of the country.’
- ‘The pro-hunters were keen to show their disgust at the new Hunting Act, which makes the blood sport illegal.’
- ‘I respect the stand of the true blood sport protesters, even though I disagree with their viewpoint.’
- ‘Ireland's political circumstances may have channelled aristocratic leisure into fighting rather than blood sports.’
- ‘It is a blood sport technically but the people who ‘play’ it don't generally do it for the bloodlust, they enjoy the ride and the chase, it's not all about the kill.’
- ‘It's not a blood sport - hunting and sport are two words that cannot go together.’
- ‘The European Commission has not taken a clear stance on blood sports, meaning member states make their own choices.’
- ‘I am so sorry that some may lose their jobs from their blood sport going, but too bad.’
- ‘It's where politics becomes a blood sport: winners and losers, accusations and recriminations, and all within the one party.’
- ‘Fox hunting is the only blood sport to have survived.’
- ‘How can someone who has been so active in the blood sport that is ‘politics’ be so careless?’
- ‘Trapping is presented as a blood sport where animals suffer in a seeming never ending torture.’
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.