Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she wasn't about to revise her opinion’
reconsider, review, re-examine, reassess, re-evaluate, reappraise, rethink, think over, take another look at, take a fresh look at, look at in a different light, have another think about
change, alter, modify, disconfirm
2‘the editor has completely revised the text’
amend, emend, correct, alter, change, adapt, edit, copy-edit, rewrite, redraft, rescript, recast, rephrase, rework, update, revamp
3‘revise your lecture notes’
go over, reread, run through, study, memorize
informal bone up on
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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.