Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A circuit at a racecourse round which horses can be walked to warm up before a race.
- ‘To help visitors pick the winners all the horses were walked around the parade ring so that they could be seen close up before punters put money on them.’
- ‘People were enjoying the occasion as they watched these grey horses walking round the parade ring.’
- ‘A bookie must display a price on all horses before the field leaves the parade ring.’
- ‘He was led around the parade ring at Thurles on Sunday in a special ceremony to mark his wonderful career and received a tremendous reception from the crowd.’
- ‘The much-needed new spectator areas will see the rundown Carrick Stand demolished, while the parade ring and winners' circle will also be redeveloped.’
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.