Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tabletop version of soccer in which players turn rods fixed on top of a playing box and attached to miniature figures of players, in order to flick the ball and strike it toward the goal.
- ‘Throughout the evening, we watched and laughed along as the kids played H-O-R-S-E, pinball, foosball and pingpong.’
- ‘So I put in the ball and we started the most high-paced foosball game I have ever played.’
- ‘The new and expanded break room included an air hockey table, and foosball and ping-pong tables.’
- ‘But it didn't take many years of experience to realize that glibness is a minor talent, like being good at video games or foosball.’
- ‘Bigger kids could try a bungee-trampoline combination, or play in a human foosball game.’
1960s: from German Fussball ‘football’.
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.