Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of an opinion or prediction) bound to be proved correct or to come true as a result of behavior caused by its being expressed.‘expecting something to be bad can turn out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy’
- ‘Otherwise, the self-fulfilling prophecy it alludes to would occur and the band wouldn't exist anymore, right?’
- ‘They start spending all their time in bed and their muscles atrophy and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Children often know what is expected of them, and believing that children will behave poorly can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘The real danger of resting on this comfortable pew is that we've come to expect our place in the world to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Predictions of an economic crisis became self-fulfilling prophecies.’
- ‘Reportedly, he has said he is to be a one-term prime minister, which may prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Over the years, the curse has served as a blanket term for a variety of shortcomings and has been something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Williams told everyone who would listen that his players were useless, and it eventually proved to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Some have warned that labelling children in this way can be counterproductive, perhaps proving to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Wringing our hands and saying nothing will ever happen because he's Superman is a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘The celebrity juggernaut becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘We could make it a self-fulfilling prophecy if we assume they have civility and regard them all and treat them all as one.’
- ‘Convince the electorate that membership is inevitable and it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Our failures begin to resemble self-fulfilling prophecies, born of the knowledge that most of us can happily fool ourselves most of the time.’
- ‘Perhaps the naming of our cats was sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Unfortunately, that view could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘To me this stereotype, like many, if not all stereotypes, was nothing but a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘This cruel word becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘That raises the danger that telling people what way they are going to vote results in the polls becoming self-fulfilling prophecies.’
- ‘Wishing will ensure that nothing changes, fulfilling the self-fulfilling prophecy.’
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.