Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A play in which two base runners each steal or attempt to steal a base.
- ‘The past four seasons, Piniella's Mariners teams led the American League in stolen bases, attempted steals, steals of third and double steals.’
- ‘They're seldom tempted with runners on first and third to attempt a double steal, which once accounted for many thefts of home by even less gifted runners.’
- ‘None of the times I stole home was on the back end of a double steal.’
- ‘The A's scored on a double steal, which should have been an out at home.’
- ‘He'd scoot home on the back end of a double steal or with the pitcher in the windup.’
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.