Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The option to nominate any ball as the object ball when snookered as a result of a foul stroke.
- ‘Excluding free balls, what is the highest break in snooker that can be made without potting a single black?’
- ‘James had produced a notable first in the match, a 16-red 135 total clearance that began with a free ball.’
- ‘Doherty then finds himself in trouble when a foul gives Hendry a free ball brown, which he slots in.’
- ‘Wood took brown as a free ball and went on to compile a 32 break with a brown, two blues and two blacks.’
- ‘Normally the maximum is 147, but on this occasion Burnett got a free ball as an extra red.’
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.