Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slip of paper on which a bet is entered.
- ‘The majority of footballers I have worked alongside would not be classed as heavy gamblers: most would need assistance to fill out a betting slip on Grand National day.’
- ‘Five men and four women, aged between 22 and 53, were arrested following the seizure of $3.24 million worth of betting slips, computers and bookmaking paraphernalia.’
- ‘Despite the sunny weather, gusts of wind whipped across the course for much of yesterday afternoon, sending betting slips belonging to luckless punters dancing across the paddock.’
- ‘His latest victims were betting shops in Hull and Grimsby, where he forged betting slips to win £40,785 in a week.’
- ‘On entering your local bookmakers, pick up a blank betting slip, normally located in holders or dispensers around the walls of the shop.’
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.