In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Plotinus wrote these treatises in a crabbed and difficult Greek.
- Wendy noted the crabbed scrawl of her uncle's signature immediately above the notarization seal, then read the introduction.
- I have again spent too long reading Klessa's crabbed writing.
- The painfully familiar Cyrillic letters were crabbed and uneven - as if battered by gales.
- For those not fluent in Italian, I will paraphrase the definition before me in Il Duce's crabbed hand.
- Inside, a crabbed script covered page after page, interspaced by occasional line drawings.
- Klessa's handwriting, in particular, is too damnably crabbed.
- The crabbed handwriting was identical to the one on the note.
- It wasn't as though they were written down on teeny little Post-Its in crabbed penmanship and stuck onto the shelves backwards.
- It was written with a pen in a crabbed hand, and the sum and substance of it was this.
- You're left with a notebook page of highbrows, scribbled in a crabbed hand.
- They are recording with their crabbed hands what they are saying, a full transcript of what may be occurring.
- Atop the videocassette was a note penned in blue ink in my brother's surprisingly crabbed handwriting.
- Thirty-four years after I made this crabbed notation - ‘Mr. Chapman and guest.’
- A furry arm snaked out, hung a sign in a crabbed script, then whisked out of sight again.
- On the wall hung a framed letter in faded brown ink, written in a crabbed and spidery fist.
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.