Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a cricket team) be required to bat again immediately after failing in their first innings to reach a score within a set number of runs of the score made by their opponents.
- ‘By the close, they had edged to 12 for 0 in their second innings after being asked to follow on.’
- ‘This match entered history because a team won after following on.’
- ‘They totalled 657 for 8 declared after being bowled out for 106 and asked to follow on.’
- ‘In that second Test at Kolkata, we had Sachin [Tendulkar] out in the second innings as India followed on.’
- ‘He was out hooking for a dogged 64 and guiltily apologised to his team-mates as England followed on.’
- ‘Sodumo followed on 214, having scored a valuable 55, as he played the anchor for a swinging Tyron Henderson.’
- ‘Ponting was one of four wickets lost by Australia after they were made to follow on for the first time in 17 years and 191 Tests.’
- ‘After being bowled out for 191, England followed on, making 532, and batting for nearly three days.’
- ‘Tim Wall, last man in, with six runs needed to make England bat again, was then out for a duck, and Australia, to our relief, had to follow on.’
- ‘England, following on, needed 92 runs to avoid an innings defeat with only three wickets in hand.’
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.