Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Washington has been rocked by the further revelation that the alleged killer is a respected economist’
disclosure, surprising fact, divulgence, declaration, utterance, announcement, report, news, leak, avowal
acknowledgement, admission, confession
2‘the plot hinges on the revelation of a secret’
divulging, divulgence, telling, disclosure, disclosing, letting slip, letting out, letting drop, giving away, giving out, leaking, leak, betrayal, unveiling, making known, making public, bringing to public attention, bringing to public notice, broadcasting, airing, publicizing, publication, publishing, circulation, dissemination, passing on, proclamation, announcing, announcement, reporting, report, declaring, declaration, posting, communication, imparting, unfolding, vouchsafing
3‘new revelations of government corruption’
uncovering, turning up, exposure, exposing, bringing to light, unearthing, digging up, unveiling, unmasking, smoking out, detecting, detection
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