Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study or practice of hypnosis.
mesmerism, hypnosis, hypnotic suggestion, autosuggestionView synonyms
- ‘It is very strange that under hypnotism, people can only hear the voice of the hypnotist.’
- ‘No hypnotism or anything like that is involved.’
- ‘Stage hypnotism by contrast involves using hypnosis on ‘volunteers’ for the sake of entertainment.’
- ‘He was so impressed that he went on to study psychology, neuro-linguistic programming and hypnotism.’
- ‘It's based on the Gulf War instead of the Korean War, terrorist fears instead of Communist fears and microchip implants instead of hypnotism.’
- ‘I think also at this era in the history of medicine, hypnotism was starting to be explored as a therapy.’
- ‘Desperate for answers, she turns to a disgraced doctor who practices hypnotism.’
- ‘Wasn't it Randi who defined hypnotism as ‘two people lying to each other‘?’
- ‘He used to read palms and said he practised hypnotism.’
- ‘I saw a connection between yoga practice and some of the stuff done with hypnotism.’
- ‘It is slightly like hypnotism but with an alteration.’
- ‘So I said, ‘Oh, it's just some stuff I've been copying on hypnotism.’’
- ‘Amongst the aspects of hypnotism and spiritualism he chose to focus upon was the psychological make-up of mediums.’
- ‘His interest in hypnotism had been stimulated by Maltz, but Erhard's focus would be on ‘programming’ and ‘reprogramming.’’
- ‘One of the illustrations in this book is of a newspaper advertisement, which screams, ‘How to get girls through hypnotism!’’
- ‘Therapists offered hypnotism and a range of counselling techniques to encourage people to quit smoking.’
- ‘Another psychologist, E.M. Thornton, extends the analogy between hypnotism, mesmerism, and exorcism.’
- ‘Gruzelier also suspects that hypnotism may interfere with subjects' evaluation of future emotions such as embarrassment.’
- ‘I find mentalism, hypnotism and the study of body language very intriguing.’
- ‘She even thought that mesmerism and hypnotism were occult arts.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.