Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A designed play in which a pass is thrown to a receiver who then laterals to a teammate.
- ‘Morrall threw three interceptions in the first two quarters - from the Jets' six- and 15-yard lines and on the final play of the half, when he had Jimmy Orr wide open on a flea-flicker but didn't see him.’
- ‘First, he tossed a flea-flicker to Muhammad for a 43-yard gain.’
- ‘The team tried a flea-flicker, but that failed.’
- ‘Using such trickery as flea-flickers, halfback-option passes, and tackle-eligible plays, the Jets have been one of the most unpredictable teams in the league, yet have remained fundamentally sound.’
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.