Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rook or queen.
- ‘Black has been denied counterplay and faces an all-out assault from the White major pieces.’
- ‘Deploying the major pieces is actually Black's next task.’
- ‘First of all, the presence of more major pieces on the board favors the minor piece.’
- ‘In the game White plays an overly direct plan of attack, misplacing all his major pieces on the kingside.’
- ‘So the lessons are clear; beware of doubled pawns when major pieces have been exchanged, and beware of exchanging major pieces when you are the one with the doubled pawns.’
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.