Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Offer a bet with odds unfavourable to the other better:‘you might be tempted to take odds on a dead heat’
- ‘One simply lays or takes odds on the team he expects to win the game.’
- ‘The punter took odds of 20-1 on Irish horse Davids Lad for next month's race at Aintree.’
- ‘There are bookmakers already taking odds that Mr. Lewis, like Muhammad Ali in 1979, will soon retire from this retirement and be back in the ring.’
- ‘It's therefore worth investigating, in practical terms, how much difference taking odds really makes.’
- ‘The Council say it will take a year but I wouldn't take odds on this, bearing in mind, for instance, Eastbrook Hall or Rawson Market.’
- ‘This being British, male and British-made, most members would be happy taking odds on the fastest of two snowflakes.’
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.