Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Either of the two blue-coloured lines running across the ice between the centre line and the goal lines.
- ‘Late in double-overtime I let go of a shot from outside the blue line.’
- ‘They'll shoot from the blue line and sweep in pucks around the crease.’
- ‘I figured he was just going to chip the puck out over the blue line.’
- ‘He glides from his bench before the game, superstitiously stepping over the center red line, then the blue line.’
- ‘Defensemen remained as a staunch back line on the blue line, retreating at the mere sniff of a turnover in possession.’
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.