Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each division of a game during which both sides have a turn at batting.
- ‘Interesting timing, because if you're going to cut the game short, it seems only fair to announce it before a full inning, so both sides have fair warning.’
- ‘Casey, who grew up near Pittsburgh, says he thought a lot about batting in the first inning of the first game at a new stadium in his hometown.’
- ‘Fielder leads off the inning by ripping a double down the rightfield line.’
- ‘White set a modern major league record in scoring three runs in the 7th inning of that game.’
- ‘Then in the seventh inning, the center fielder singled home the go-ahead run.’
Old English innung ‘a putting or getting in’, related to in. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.
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.