In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The negative side came about largely through his personality which is described as ‘occasionally choleric, quarrelsome, and given to invectives.’
- While Ralph was the choleric loser, Ed was the lucky buffoon.
- Even Maureen, who generally treats her choleric partner with girlish forbearance, at one point asks: ‘Why do you always shout like that, Rolf?’
- Indeed, the political system accommodated the interests and choleric attitudes of both men with little difficulty.
- In Churchill's darkest hour, the future PM is reduced to a choleric, drunken, melancholic old man, reviled and mocked as a warmonger by the Establishment and the British public alike.
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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.