Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The score achieved by a team who have kept possession of the ball by advancing at least ten yards in a series of four downs.
- ‘The Chiefs' last two games have yielded some huge numbers - more than 70 first downs, 1,000 total yards and 101 points.’
- ‘The first-team offense netted 297 yards and 12 first downs.’
- ‘Carr scrambled away from the rush and found Bradford for an 8-yard completion and a first down.’
- ‘Seattle's first-string offense had just 16 total yards and no first downs in the first quarter.’
- ‘Next time your favorite team misses a first down by one or two chain links, remember those lost inches that nobody seems to care about.’
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.