In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(breaker of strike)rompehuelgas femenino despectivoesquirol femenino despectivocarnero masculino Río de la Plata coloquial despectivocarnera femenino Río de la Plata coloquial despectivo
- The marital crisis coincides with a miners' strike in which the men are forced to live off a pittance while blacklegs take over their jobs.
- At the beginning of the 20th century, the picket was mainly concerned with preventing blackleg labour from being taken in to replace strikers.
- When the newspaper called them ‘desperate rascals, thieves, robbers, cut-throats, and blacklegs’ the newspaper's editors were not far from the truth.
- In response to his letter, I wholeheartedly disagree with his comments about ‘scabs’, ‘non-strikers’ and ‘blacklegs’.
- They are known as ‘Scummers’, a term going back to a dock strike in the fifties, when blackleg labour was brought in to breach the picket lines.
- Go on strike by all means, but don't be surprised if some unknown blackleg wannabe steals your job.
- They sang the Red Flag and the Marseillaise, followed by three cheers for the social revolution and three boos for royalty and blacklegs.
- They were ill organized, and defeated by the import of blackleg labour and drought, which struck in 1905.
- Grassroots peasant activists burned crops, mined and barricaded roads, derailed trains, set fire to buildings, beat up strikebreakers and punctured the tyres of blackleg drivers.
- There was no violence directed against the many blacklegs who drove buses and engaged in other strike-breaking activities.
verbo intransitivoblacklegging, blacklegged
1(break a strike)romper una huelgaesquirolear despectivocarnerear Río de la Plata coloquial despectivo
- The party's organic hostility to the working class soon proved of value to the bourgeoisie when it blacklegged on the 1980 general strike, which was broken by the government.
- Second, the left decided to scab and blackleg on the ethnic group, whose struggle is the oldest cause of the left in the region.
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.