Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A defensive play in which two runners are put out.
- ‘Umpires must keep their eyes on fielders who intentionally drop line drives to create double plays.’
- ‘Players will spear hard grounders with backhanded-finesse, make over-the-shoulder catches or turn double plays by leaping over oncoming base runners.’
- ‘If an infielder purposely drops a soft fly ball, it can easily result in a double play or triple play.’
- ‘There is no final score, but mentions that a sensational double play in the ninth inning stopped the Cardinals.’
- ‘Despite fastballs and double plays, major league baseball games are longer than they used to be.’
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.