Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An arcade game in which players use a mallet to hit toy moles, which appear at random, back into their holes.‘next time you are near a kiddie amusement park, go in and play a round of whack-a-mole’
- ‘It not only offers unmatched productivity, but the very best in light entertainment as well, including skee-ball, whack-a-mole and 3D virtual lawn bowling!’
- ‘Not that I love hanging crepe but the next time you are near a kiddie amusement park, go in and play a round of Whack-a-Mole.’
- ‘Gator Panic wasn't even a proper arcade game, but actually a redemption game much like Whack-a-Mole.’
- ‘Meredith and I went to go play 'Whack-A-Mole' together, while Larkin went to get more tokens and Evan went to go talk to some guys from school.’
- ‘The game we chose was a variant of Whack-A-Mole, a classic carnival game.’
- 1.1 Used with reference to a situation in which attempts to solve a problem are piecemeal or superficial, resulting only in temporary or minor improvement.‘the site's security team has an ongoing battle against spammers, but it's a game of whack-a-mole’
- ‘History has proven over and over that chasing spam this way doesn't work because it's a never ending game of whack-a-mole that never gets anywhere.’
- ‘We work directly together playing whack-a-mole with their administrative problems.’
- ‘Most projects take a hybrid approach, mapping all comparable or easily translatable APIs, re-architecting where it doesn't slow things down and playing Whack-a-Mole with the remaining code until it builds and runs.’
- ‘It was further suggested that money managers would become more important, because retail investors would not be able to play whack-a-mole (my term, not his).’
- ‘The solution is to make either the browser or the application support the standards better, not to play whack-a-mole with each other trying to match features.’
- ‘I write about politics mostly because I think it's important to do so, but there are many things that are more enjoyable and ennobling than watching the two major political parties play Whack-A-Mole with one another.’
- ‘Once I'm done playing whack-a-mole on the hype surrounding this issue, and we complete some other tests, I'll publish what we've found.’
- ‘If you do get into cover the shootouts that follow are pure digital whack-a-mole.’
- ‘Well these guys believe in whack-a-mole.’
- ‘If the music industry is really concerned with protecting their investments, they could quit wasting their time with endless games of whack-a-mole (go after Napster, Audiogalaxy pops up, go after Audiogalaxy, hello Kazaa and so on).’
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.