Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pitch that is hit for a home run.
- ‘He has allowed only two home runs in four July starts after serving up 10 gopher balls in one six-game stretch.’
- ‘But Henry has a penchant for gopher balls, and his history reveals that if he is overused, his results drop.’
- ‘For next year, all I need is more mini-games, more un-lockable content, and a couple of pitchers who don't give up poorly-timed gopher balls.’
- ‘Do not blame the pitchers for giving up a few more gopher balls this season.’
- ‘Vazquez, though he's more prone to the gopher ball, has a markedly higher strikeout rate, and much better control.’
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.