Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A player on the team at bat who is on a base, or running between bases.
- ‘Ted was below average as a fielder and base runner.’
- ‘He was a better hitter and base runner than either Phil Rizzuto or Pee Wee Reese.’
- ‘The pitch was called ‘ball four’ entitling Ugeto to second base, but the Seattle base runner overslid the bag unaware that McLemore had received a free pass.’
- ‘Catcher Graham Holloway also showed off his powerful throwing arm as he picked off a Laurier base runner trying to steal second during the top of the sixth.’
- ‘In 1926, the rule was changed, giving a batter credit for a sacrifice fly if any base runner advances on the catch.’
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.