In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It might help Tanner score points with the theater elite if he were just a little more artsy-fartsy and didn't make what he does seem so effortless.
- When that whole emphasis on arts was brought in five years ago, everyone pooh-poohed it as being, you know, arty-farty nonsense.
- He then goes on to embellish the amorous moments with flowery, artsy-fartsy language to make it all sound oh-so-respectable and erotic.
- It would entirely upset my long-term image as an arty-farty anarchist.
- It sounded like the sort of soaring, gorgeous, melancholy stuff Radiohead used to write before they got too arty-farty to bother with tunes.
- They live in some airy-fairy arty-farty parallel universe in which the world is seen as owing writers a living - and a very handsome living at that - so long as they ‘express themselves’.
- Do you want to see more experimentation or do you wish I'd just wander around town with a digital point-and-shoot like I did in the old days, and forget all about the arty-farty nonsense?
- I don't see many arty-farty bodies supporting, say, writers of romantic fiction.
- He merely finds it difficult to understand what the two of them, the light-headed rich daughter and the arty-farty, pseudo-intellectual woman about town, see in each other.
- One trait of his that I did find annoying however, was his consistent response to what he called airy-fairy or arty-farty explanations of how things worked.
- Occurring twice a year, in both the spring and the fall, this outdoor festivity with all of its artsy-fartsy paintings and peculiar handicrafts was something I always welcomed.
- I even remember following through on an artsy-fartsy project in some kid's magazine that called for gluing spools together and painting them to make figures.
- I don't think people in general realize just how artsy-fartsy Edmonton is. [Edmontonians are] so hip and so culturally aware.
- Another piece of arty-farty claptrap explained that this was ‘to prompt ideas about the relationship between displacement and governance‘.
- After checking in with the receptionist, I was directed to sit next to one of those pieces of modern installation art you typically see around arty-farty offices of late.
- It's just artsy-fartsy moviemaking nonsense.
- We're having a good time, talking about the usual artsy-fartsy stuff we always do.
- I don't think it would go down very well and would be seen as another arty-farty scheme.
- Nursing the wounds of the split, the group has reformed and settled in Oakland, California, a place a little more welcoming to artsy-fartsy oddball bands than, say, Alabama.
- Certainly, I found it convincing when I saw it - if a bit too arty-farty in the direction department.
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.