In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘Well, there's only so many jobs’ is a damfool thing to say.
- That being said, any damfool writer who has gone some way realized that the medium of the printed page is way, way superior to any other medium, including film or television.
- Nights spent getting punchy with Mel, Barron, Paul, Tim, Robert, and other of my partners in damfool schemes.
- I had the horrifying realization as I did some organizing that I will never have to buy another pen for the rest of my damfool life.
- Eisenhower is said to have called the appointment ‘the biggest damfool mistake I ever made.’
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- I, like a damfool, followed a deer - wanted to see her jump a fence.
- And as for Saints, sainted damfools, more the like.
- Did you see them damfools in that little blue sports car with the Georgia plates driving around all afternoon?
- I just hate what some damfools try to do in His Name.
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.