The Human Library originated in Denmark in 2000. The project is meant to combat prejudice. Library guests choose which volunteer they’d like to check out, based on titles the human books assign themselves. Current titles on the website are homeless, polyamorous, autism. Library guests sit down with their books for half an hour or more to listen to their personal stories. Guests have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the stories as they listen. ~You can’t judge by a book by its cover.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION…Unemployed by Anita Job
Hello and welcome to episode 84…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… have to eat your words
have to eat your words …if you say that someone has to eat their words, you mean that they have to admit that they are wrong about something they said in the past that might have made them look foolish……to be forced to admit that you are wrong about something
I told everyone that I got the job. Now I have to admit that I was wrong. I did not get the job.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… have to eat your words
I told everyone that I got the job. Now I have to eat my words.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … have to eat your words
Be careful. You may have to eat your words.
I told someone that you got married over the weekend. Now I have to eat my words.
I will eat my words if this product doesn’t work.
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