Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A game in which two teams each hide a colored cloth, representing the team's flag, and then try to find the other team's flag and return with it to their home base.
- ‘An ‘insertion’ is kind of like a game of capture-the-flag complete with assault rifles and an armoured chopper.’
- ‘Younger companies sponsor capture-the-flag games or afternoons of paintball tournaments.’
- ‘All of this started to crystallize for me one night, when I came home and found my son playing a modified capture-the-flag version of Quake.’
- ‘Today, children are more apt to gather around the television or computer than to take up a game of kick-the-can or capture-the-flag.’
- ‘The game is basically just another online shooter offering 15 gaming areas with up to 32 people battling out through the standard deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture-the-flag options.’
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.