Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hit which goes very high.
- ‘Laidlaw also took two fine slip catches, and a skier at mid-wicket, to add to his contribution.’
- ‘By the time he was out, when the substitute Silva caught a skier at mid-wicket off Dilhara, India had effectively won the game.’
- ‘Gupte would have the mortification of seeing mid-on or square-leg drop the skier.’
- ‘He then misjudged a skier on the mid-wicket fence before Ponting had settled in.’
- ‘He was let off on 47 while trying to sweep Singh, but Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly failed to judge the skyer at mid-wicket.’
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.