Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A device showing the number and amount of bets staked on a race, to facilitate the division of the total among those backing the winner.
- ‘The Tasmanian Turf Club banned bookmakers and confined betting on the island to the on-course totalisator in 1897.’
- ‘The fledgling Norfolk Island based AusTOTE also offers volume based commission rates of 2 to 5%, proving that a totalisator can be run on those low margins.’
- ‘Julius realised his rejected voting machine could speed up this whole process, so by 1913 he'd changed his voting machine into a totalisator, nicknamed the tote, which counted all the bets.’
- ‘Hardly had he struck the last key of the mechanical totalisator than his presence was asked for in the experimental room.’
- ‘Before the tender, the lottery and the Bulgarian sports totalisator will be transformed into a joint stock company.’
- ‘Exempt are punters wanting to place a bet online with a bookmaker or a totalisator licensed in South Africa.’
- ‘Wren's season of notoriety rose mainly from vehement wowser pursuit of his illegal totalisator in Collingwood.’
- ‘Instant Racing is wagering processed through a standard totalizator.’
- 1.1another term for Tote
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.