Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ball batted high into the air:‘he lifted a fly ball to right centre that should have been caught’
- ‘Basically, Rusch is a guy who gives up a disproportionate number of line drives, and line drives aren't converted to outs nearly as frequently as grounders or fly balls.’
- ‘Brett hit a couple of warning-track fly balls in those last few games that died in the Midwestern wind.’
- ‘Some of my line drives and fly balls that would have been home runs in other ballparks were against the fence for doubles in Washington.’
- ‘The batter hits a fly ball to the center fielder who thinks his catch would make it three nuts.’
- ‘Watching games at these hitter-friendly stadiums is like watching Wiffle Ball or softball - with routine fly balls being home runs.’
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.