Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the invention of the telescope’
origination, creation, innovation, devising, contriving, contrivance, formulation, development, design
conception, masterminding, pioneering, introduction
2‘medieval inventions included the spinning wheel’
innovation, origination, creation, design, contraption, contrivance, construction, device, gadget, apparatus, machine
informal brainchild, gizmo, widget
3‘his invention was flagging’
inventiveness, originality, creativity, creativeness, imagination, imaginativeness, inspiration
ingenuity, ingeniousness, resourcefulness, initiative, enterprise
genius, brilliance, vision
4‘the movement was never more than a journalistic invention’
fabrication, concoction, fiction, piece of fiction, yarn, story, tale, figment of one's imagination
lie, untruth, falsehood, fib, trumped-up story
informal tall story, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story, red herring
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.