In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In this show suitable for six- to ten-year-olds, the cast of three comprises Rachel Over's creature-loving Norah; Paul Hutchinson as her dippy, wannabe pop-star boyfriend Norman and Lucy Atkinson as none other than God herself.
- In the next three seconds, somewhere in the world, an ingenuous pop star or maybe a dippy actress or a sententious comedian will harangue you about Third World debt.
- The times I was just having a beery laugh with my friends, times when we shared in each other's extrovert abandon, each other's dippy oblivion.
- Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the world's richest man, is also a left-hander, as are the actresses Nicole Kidman and Lisa Kudrow, who played dippy Phoebe in Friends.
- My dippy mother is going around frantically getting all the things from inside the living room that are worth any money, which I can tell you it ‘aint a lot!
- This might sound really dippy, but I really can't remember which photos I had on page 8 of the photo album on the Sherri and Gina website.
- Inoffensive, energetic and pleasantly silly comic froth, David Dobkin's jaunty Shanghai Knights serves up robust verbal cut and thrust from the ever willing Chan and his charmingly dippy, English-baiting foil, Wilson.
- For one thing, I would never die for a fascist's right to say whatever dippy little thing entered his head.
- My Brother was supposed to be calling me last night after going to see Dad and letting me know how things were going with our dippy younger Brother but I never got the call so we're a little on edge this morning not knowing how things are going.
- There's the Emily Mortimer school: ‘I am dippy and flaky, and don't have a plan, though I will end up with the hottest young actor at the end of the evening.’
- But before long, Katherine and Eloise, two rather dippy teenagers from the family group, are, unwittingly, heading towards the first set of rapids.
- It's one of those things that i'm just gonna take with me to my grave, probably the closest I'll ever come to space, in its dippy space camp way, you know?
- Maguire's dippy smile and wide-eyed, otherworldly quality - changes of expression seem to form in remarkable slow-motion on his face - work just as well here as in The Ice Storm and Pleasantville.
- Worse than this dippy nonsense is the smug hippie sanctimony Glastonbury attracts.
- We sit on the top deck and zone out, gazing into the middle distance with dippy smiles on our faces.
- His wife is gradually losing her marbles; his sister-in-law is a dippy alcoholic.
- Also released this week is White Chicks, a comedy starring the brothers Marlon and Shawn Wayans as African-American FBI agents who disguise themselves as dippy white female socialites for a weekend in the Hamptons.
- The farmers were not telling jokes, they were laughing uproariously at the long-haired, dippy hiker bloke.
- And that's fine with me - even though I am aware that I can be as dippy as any stereotypical blonde.
- As the sweetly dippy Anita, who was clearly a few fries short of the full chip supper, Shobna was winningly funny, spouting Wood's robustly Northern jokes alongside seasoned stars like Julie Walters and Celia Imrie.
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.