In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He had led an interesting life and was full of amusing stories and anecdotes, all of which he told with enthusiasm.
- It mingles facts and figures with anecdotes and stories in short sections which are listed alphabetically.
- I've made enough speeches to know that you're supposed to connect with the audience by telling a joke or a humorous anecdote or some amusing tale.
- The story was based on an anecdote - a true incident that I had heard from Professor B. Buchshtab.
- He was widely known for his warmth, generosity, and modesty, and for his fund of humorous and interesting anecdotes.
- This is staged documentary, its narrative gleaned from personal statements, in essence, a theatre of personal anecdote, performance art on an operatic scale.
- The appeal of Resnick's account is enhanced by the lure of Bohemia, which he and Passlof enrich with anecdote and intertwine with aesthetics and social history.
- The novel is packed with incident and anecdote and although mainly realist in style borrows some of the familiar techniques of Garcia Marquez's magic realism.
- The book is full of short, interesting anecdotes which capture a moment in time.
- There is satire, particularly in the rather tedious Book II, but there is also all the wit, anecdote and engaging thought of good conversation.
- She suggests, more importantly, that public figures like Jonathan Clarke become more comprehensible when connected to domestic and personal memoir and anecdote.
- Bennett's memoir is full of crucial technical insights into Broadway and Hollywood practice, but by way of instructive anecdote rather than structured discussion.
- Cultural differences are not just amusing anecdotes, but can have a real impact with real consequences.
- Full of personal anecdotes and hilarious stories, the exact running order of the show is likely to change on a nightly basis.
- It is a fascinating read, full of interesting information and funny anecdotes.
- Relying on argument or anecdote for their appeal, these books included only a handful of indifferently reproduced black-and-white plates.
- The train journey from London to the North is described not just a train journey but as a repository of stories and anecdotes.
- Though it is an amusing anecdote, this detail touches on a small but potentially crucial peculiarity in the current international emergency.
- His witty introductions, funny stories and anecdotes kept the crowds smiling throughout.
- The playwright had to approach the struggle to subdue the tangle of confusing anecdote knowing what lesson he wanted it to teach and prepared to discard, distort, and invent in order to present his own version of the meaning of history.
- No funny stories, no amusing anecdotes just a proud Dad sending his baby off into the big wide world of further education.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.