Example sentences for: in-joke

How can you use “in-joke” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The scene I've just described is an exemplary Tom Stoppard moment: A literary in-joke that turns on the accidental, and wholly conjectural, collision of two historical figures.

  • (His head was also separated from his body for shipping—a philosopher's in-joke, since Descartes introduced the mind/ body split into Western philosophy.)

  • When is an in-joke too in to run?

  • A spit-and-polish cop waves the procession onward (the in-joke here is that it now seems headed toward the CNN building four blocks from the Capitol).

  • Mr Rivers has emphasized to me that the word was not then used in a disparaging way, but more as a kind of professional in-joke, with about the same force as the now universal punter client, customer, part of the verbal comaraderie of a lively band of young workers.


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