Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A play in which a batter is put out by hitting a ball on the ground to a fielder who throws it to or touches first base before the batter touches that base.
- ‘A base hit should get the runner to third base, and a groundout usually advances him to second.’
- ‘In fact, the final two outs of Greene's no-hit performance were a groundout to third base by Larry Walker and a hard smash on the ground back to Greene by Tim Wallach.’
- ‘In the top of the ninth, he doubled and then moved up to third on an infield groundout.’
- ‘His main pitch was a nasty forkball, and I remember hitting a groundout to second base.’
- ‘His mission - bring in a run - was accomplished with a simple groundout to second base.’
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.