Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An arena where bullfights are held.
- ‘He leapt into a bullring at the age of nine and began his professional career at the age of twelve.’
- ‘Tickets are available from street sellers for €25, though we bought two for €30 from one of the many vendors outside the bullring about ten minutes before the bullfight.’
- ‘Early reviews invoking the album's ‘Southwestern’ influences should be forgiven; surely they meant southwestern Spain, home to the Andalucia province and its many bullrings.’
- ‘Bullfighting as we know it today, started in the village squares, and became formalised, with the building of the bullring in Ronda in the late 18th century.’
- ‘Tickets prices vary considerably depending on the bullring, the bullfighters and the occasion.’
- ‘The Spanish national sport of bullfighting originated in Andalusia, where Spain's oldest bullrings are located (in Seville and Ronda).’
- ‘They were the Picadors, the pariahs of the bullring.’
- ‘At the end of the 19th century there were three bullrings in Barcelona, now there is just one left.’
- ‘They must never have faced a man on foot before they enter the bullring.’
- ‘Penicillin, in fact, saved so many lives in its early days that statues of Alexander Fleming were erected at many bullrings around Spain.’
- ‘Like the matador in a bullring, the more the crowd cheers, the more he will entertain.’
- ‘This does not include the subsidies given to individual bullrings by local and regional councils.’
- ‘The course ends in a bullring where the toros were to face matadors in the afternoon.’
- ‘One week later, the youngster was jolted into a new world of mountains, crowded markets, bullrings, and spectacle.’
- ‘Finito has spared many bulls throughout his career in bullrings such as Córdoba, where the admiring fans have made him feel the true pride of a true matador.’
- ‘Four years later, in the large bullring at the town of Puerto de Santa María, near Cádiz, he faced six bulls in a bullfight fought in honour of women.’
- ‘This season is crucial for her, since she needs to succeed as a matador in first-class bullrings, as she has as a novillero.’
- ‘Although there are still supporters of bullfighting, only the Monumental bullring now holds fights in the Catalan capital.’
- ‘Forty thousand bulls are slaughtered in Spanish bullrings every year in the most horrific of ways.’
- ‘Two years earlier he had made his debut in the bullring as a rejoneador, a bullfighter on horseback who carries a lance to kill the bull.’
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.