In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I looked forward to that, and began reading avidly, but soon the sonnets went off into a very cheapjack self parody, and I thought oh, how easy!
- But the cheapjack production values and inconsistent animation constitute serious and sad disappointments.
- And so, you find the bizarreness of a funeral being transformed into a cheapjack political rally - and none of the participants realizing how utterly ghastly that looks to normal people.
- It was a cheapjack company that paid writers and artists at rates ranging from poor to involuntary servitude, then printed their wares on presses that were outmoded.
- The director decided to take ‘the opportunity to beat his cheapjack imitators at their own game’.
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.