Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The non-lexical component of communication by speech, for example intonation, pitch and speed of speaking, hesitation noises, gesture, and facial expression.
- ‘In oral discourse, speakers use visual cues provided by paralanguage, kinesics and synchrony to complement verbal language.’
- ‘When your voice is the main focus it's called ‘Paralanguage.’ It consists of how something is said rather than what is said. Voice quality, tone of voice, laughing and yawning are included.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.