In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I was feeling miserable and crotchety and on the point of collapse.
- The three women are, respectively, crotchety old lady, hothead cynic, and frustrated, overachieving go-between.
- Children will have to feel they can enjoy the activities, she says - and it would help if they could be given a snack, too, so they weren't too hungry and crotchety by the time their parents came to pick them up.
- If my feet are comfortable, then I don't get crotchety and start moaning.
- At the risk of sounding crotchety, I must point out at least one - the most common and persistent one - of these mistakes of loose thinking.
- I find myself despairing and crotchety about aspects of modern life.
- Amy has a lurcher, who I've looked after on occasion, and she takes my crotchety terrier.
- Instead, I felt sort of tense, crotchety and out of control most of the day.
- He was crotchety and cantankerous, but he was always a familiar face to see on the scene.
- The truth of the matter is, we just live by an increasingly crotchety woman who hates progress.
- Now, I'm supposed to be pithy in this column, full of cute and snide comments about my Midwestern family, how they don't get it, how they're getting old and crotchety.
- The crotchety and the crooked have their vulnerabilities and kindnesses, and no-one is wholly good or bad.
- Papa has always been a crotchety, grouchy, grumpy yet extremely lovable old coot.
- Call me a crotchety curmudgeon, but I started on this book with two mental blocks.
- I was raised by some pretty crotchety people who feel that moral responsibility starts with the individual first, society after.
- His trademark cold, monotone delivery and crotchety attitude has often been imitated but never matched.
- Now, at almost 60, she has grown into a crotchety, cantankerous old woman who, nonetheless, has a deeply sensitive underside and a great affection for the children she minds.
- Well, as I am getting older, I find that I'm getting - I don't know - more crotchety?
- In his early 40s, he was prematurely crotchety.
- It's hard to stay crotchety about Christmas when my flatmates are all spirited.
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.