My inexperience became only too apparent when I told the men that I had "just beat the Ref."
Ref hasn't changed any more than my interest in writing these books for you.
But there's a difference, and here's where you ref'ree, judge.
The ref shakes his head no, and that seems to satisfy the Martian.
The ref hadn't seen Charles foul me, but he'd seen Charles's play that weekend.