Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘attempts to refute Einstein's theory of relativity’
disprove, prove false, prove wrong, prove to be false, prove to be wrong, show to be false, show to be wrong, rebut, confute, give the lie to, demolish, explode, debunk, drive a coach and horses through, discredit, invalidate
informal shoot full of holes, shoot down, shoot down in flames, blow sky-high
rare controvert, negative
2‘a spokesman totally refuted the allegation of bias’
deny, reject, repudiate, rebut, declare to be untrue
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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.