Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A lawn game in which the players putt to a hole in the centre of a circle from successive points on its circumference.
- ‘His literary dreams have dwindled; he is badly in love with the director's beautiful wife; he spends hours of quiet desperation playing clock golf.’
- ‘All the usual attractions were there to keep young and old entertained, the ducking barrel, bottle stall, cake stall, bonny baby competition, clock golf, delicatessen stall and many others.’
- ‘To my mind, it is ‘table tennis’ which is the slightly contemptuous diminutive, like ‘clock golf’ or ‘penny football’.’
- ‘Lasker's never failing fund of humour was much in evidence and he evidently excels at clock golf.’
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.