Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A game in which two people use their hands or paddles to hit a ball suspended on a cord from an upright post, the winner being the first person to wind the cord completely around the post.
- ‘With snake eyes and a bully like laugh, he devilishly teases his son in a friendly game of tetherball.’
- ‘‘And you played tetherball with me at lunch, and you would always let me win,’ he chimed in.’
- ‘Hey, Samantha, wanna play tetherball with me?’
- ‘Emily played tetherball at recess with her students.’
- ‘Amanda could not help but notice the tetherball swinging only ever so slightly back and forth behind Red.’
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.