Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A grassless strip around the outside of the outfield grass that warns fielders that they are approaching the outfield wall.
- ‘Chris instructs us to head down the foul line to the notch where the warning track inside the field of play ends.’
- ‘Derek Lee nearly took Pettitte out of the yard on the next at-bat, but Rivera ran down the ball at the warning track to end the inning.’
- ‘The Warriors were unlucky with the long ball during games, as more than one deep drive by the Warriors was snagged by Brock fielders on the warning track.’
- ‘Mariners general manager Pat Gillick points out that the union raises safety concerns about outfield fences and warning tracks, yet refuses to confront darker questions.’
- ‘Mabry, who plays first base, third base and outfield, first checks out the outfield fences and warning tracks in each stadium, then has a coach hit balls into the corner to see how they carom.’
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.