Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A test performed on blood or urine to determine the presence or absence of proscribed drugs and used especially to detect athletes using performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids.
- ‘The first thing we had to do, even before breakfast, was take a drug test.’
- ‘Oliver Owen was correct to point out that no East German swimmer ever failed a drug test.’
- ‘The first issue is whether an employer can even require an employee to submit to a drug test.’
- ‘The sport got hit right in the face last week with something it had hoped to avoid: A star failed a drug test.’
- ‘Barber, who has never had a positive drug test, was asked about all of this on Saturday.’
- ‘He blamed the result of the drug test on an anaesthetic injection he had during dental treatment.’
- ‘Do you fail a drug test if you're taking painkillers to help you train?’
- ‘When I was told about the drug test, I tried to keep it out of my mind.’
- ‘Now he says he is ‘devastated’ that he has been caught in a drug test.’
- ‘In future, any player who misses a drug test should be banned for the two-year maximum period.’
- ‘In 2002 he failed a drug test and was banned for nine months.’
- ‘In England a player forgets to take a drug test and gets an eight-month ban.’
- ‘Yesalis says most professional athletes who use steroids know how to pass a drug test.’
- ‘The two sprinters, who missed a mandatory drug test last Thursday, are also to be the subject of a Greek government inquiry into their behaviour.’
- ‘There is, of course, one notorious precedent of a British competitor who failed a drug test for a stimulant at an Olympic Games and emerged unscathed.’
- ‘As an index of undesirable traits, testing positive on a drug test could be likened to having a tattoo.’
- ‘Stay tuned for an amazing insight into one athlete's thoughts and experiences after returning a positive drug test.’
- ‘Shortly after the sprinters arrived in the village on Thursday they were informed that they were required to take a random drug test.’
- ‘During Stage 1, his drug test showed evidence of a banned steroid, triamcinolone.’
- ‘The trio, who have been training with the national squad, produced invalid results in a drug test last week and refused to take two further tests required as a result.’
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.