In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I've no doubt the two of you have been ill-fortuned enough to've heard that curst song of Brandark's?
- You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate, and bonny Kate and sometimes Kate the curst; but Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom.
- Even the bear, who closes this movement of the play by eating the courtier Antigonus, is at the end of a long winter hunger - ‘They are never curst but when they are hungry.
- Although his Ride is confined to offstage environs, it is described in living color by the clown Biondello, affording both on- and off-stage audiences a glimpse of Petruchio's future with a curst wife.
- I have heard of that curst man, and though he needs no more curses upon his head, he deserves them.
- Blest be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.
- ‘I'll be waking you in four hours,’ he rumbled, ‘so you'd best not lie awake thinking of more verses for your curst song!’
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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