In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- My far-flung net of significant others helps me to find meaning and purpose in a random and chancy world, and I hope I reciprocate to some degree.
- ‘That's clumsy, chancy and too dangerous for Bannon to try,’ Cole said flatly, ‘my employer isn't that stupid.’
- Economists recognize that estimating multiplier effects is a chancy business under the best of circumstances.
- That has proved as chancy as standing below a seagull and scarcely more rewarding.
- The fungus doesn't kill the tree, it just reddens the wood, and what this means is that finding a good red myrtle is a very chancy business.
- When the construct is killed, reconnecting my consciousness with my body is a very chancy business.
- Besides, transporting animals on ocean voyages is a chancy proposition full of danger for the animals and those assigned to care for them.
- You got so tired of nearly every risk-taking venture blowing up in your face that you've pretty much stopped attempting anything the least bit chancy.
- J. K. Galbraith pointed out a long time ago that the smartest businesspeople abhor true competition - it's much too expensive and chancy - far better to monopolise the market for public services and pocket all the profits.
- But intelligence-gathering has always been a chancy business.
- The restoration to favour of forgotten books and authors is always a chancy business.
- And so the chancy element of happenings is central.
- Intervening on behalf of democracy is chancy enough.
- Wild child April, with her piercing and tattoos, has long since left her white middle-class home to live in Manhattan with her black boyfriend Bobby who has connections at the chancy end of the rag trade.
- It brought home to me what I already knew - that going tench fishing with only one or two bait options could be a chancy business.
- It was chancy, but even Brenda knew that taking risks was all part of the fun of living one's life.
- All of us should therefore operate today with some notion of very probably reaching much larger audiences than any we could conceive of even a decade ago, although the chances of retaining that audience are by the same token quite chancy.
- Predicting tomorrow's weather is chancy business, let alone a five-day forecast.
- The natural souring of unpasteurized milk is a chancy business.
- It is extremely chancy, moreover, to anticipate the future of art architecturally, or to presuppose that modern art will continue to be shaped principally by painting and sculpture, albeit on a larger scale.
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.