Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate boredom and enhance psychological aspects of conditioning.
- ‘Also called fartlek training, intervals are used by competitive endurance athletes for improving speed and conditioning.’
- ‘In phase three, formalize your fartlek training by replacing it with strict intervals.’
- ‘This weekly program devotes four days to recovery training and two to aerobic and threshold training, via fartlek or ‘speed play’ exercise.’
- ‘The basics of fartlek is to vary your training routine, have fun and invent new things to do.’
- ‘On a specific route, landmarks can be used to change speed and direction and drills, such as the crocodile, back to front and fartlek, thrown in to add variety.’
1940s: from Swedish, from fart ‘speed’ + lek ‘play’.
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.