In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Then you find yourself in the midst of a minor contretemps, and everyone gets more readers.
- Though there has been speculation that the foreign partners withdrew fearing a diplomatic contretemps between the two governments, some analysts reckon their concerns were largely economic.
- Public contretemps sometimes can't be avoided.
- Stay tuned for how this little contretemps resolves itself.
- The answer may have something to do with the intervening contretemps over the Rosenbergs: It's harder to feel loyal to a movement when large segments of it are already attempting to excommunicate you.
- I frankly like the guy, after our little contretemps.
- The episode evoked an earlier contretemps, when the ministry of culture judged the visual-arts biennale to be overly sympathetic to new media at the expense of painting.
- It's hard to ignore the interoffice elements of the contretemps.
- ‘Apart from a little contretemps with the lighting backstage and a couple of cases of hay fever, there were no major problems,’ Nicholas relates.
- This contretemps may have resulted, in part, from a simple paucity of means: only $500,000 was allotted for the whole undertaking.
- The political contretemps is, however, in danger of diverting attention from the delivery of houses, electricity, water and sanitation to the millions deprived under apartheid.
- But there are harder battles ahead than that little contretemps in the desert.
- I think that is what prompted the unfortunate contretemps this evening.
- Meanwhile, the largest contretemps of the campaign season erupted between two studios that are not even in the race for best picture.
- What provoked the series of events that led to her going away, many months earlier, was a dinner-table contretemps in the Partridge household.
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?
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