Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1US A gold coin worth twenty dollars.
- ‘The 1933 gold Double Eagle coin has seen its share of jeopardy in a history that could have come straight from The Maltese Falcon.’
- ‘The coins will include $10 eagles, $20 double eagles, and even rare 2.5-ounce $50 octagonal gold coins.’
- ‘Even the minting of gold coins such as the gold eagles; or the coinage of a gold ‘dollar’; or the coining of the magnificent gold double eagles, leaves out a great amount of very important monetary history and policy.’
- ‘Yes, a double eagle coin struck in obsidian - quite rare and priceless - donated by a Diplomacy-playing numismatist.’
A score of three strokes under par at a hole.
- ‘And holes such as the 500-yard par-five 15th, where he made his historical double eagle by holing out a four wood, are now reached in two with a six iron.’
- ‘I thought I might even have a double eagle, and I was so pumped up about it, I missed the eagle putt from about 10 feet.’
- ‘A hole-in-two on a par 5 for a double eagle is harder because a player has to hit an accurate long drive on a first shot and a perfect second shot.’
- ‘The Golf Guru prefers the latter, more colorful term - if two under on a hole isn't called a double birdie, why should three under be called a double eagle?’
- ‘You could argue that his double eagle and Masters victory in '35 saves the year, but you might be shouted down.’
double eagle/ˈdəbəl ˈēɡəl/
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.