In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His feckless mother left him with her family in Denbighshire when he was still an infant, and his uncles paid a couple to care for him until he was six years old.
- In one of those stupidities that mark a life of bad choices, a quite verbal, witty, but somewhat feckless woman became my business partner.
- So, not only are the students feckless, lazy, promiscuous and drunk, they're also liars.
- Aidan Gillen is completely convincing as Frank, a set designer for television who is trying to negotiate the transition from feckless student existence to adult responsibility, complete with mortgage and steady girlfriend.
- To prove his point, the editor, a young, feckless fellow, asked me to write an upbeat, optimistic birthday column, saying how things had improved in the dale this past decade.
- For a younger more feckless child this kind of behaviour might be acceptable, but he was too old to be still in his pyjamas in the street.
- At 21, Caroline took up with a feckless playboy 17 years her senior.
- Britain's 11 million pensioners punch above their weight because - unlike the feckless young - they still retain the habit of voting, and many of them vote Tory.
- Yet still the broadcasting companies swallowed the government line, and there was a sudden demand for a different sort of political programme, one that would engage the feckless viewer - and especially the young feckless viewer.
- They are like wives midway through marriage therapy designed to reconcile and foster a new beginning with a feckless husband who has perpetually let them down.
- Many were running away from hostile or feckless parents - unloving stepmothers and drunken fathers feature in several reminiscences - or from the prospect of onshore unemployment.
- All it did was make life easier for the lazy and feckless middle-class students, who were one of the products of the 1960s.
- She may be a feckless and incompetent parent, but that is no reason for her not being treated properly.
- So the older brother became a rather feckless Oxford undergraduate just about to begin his own career.
- Giving complete novices the responsibility for reviving a feckless football team would, in itself, be irresponsible.
- Maybe their feckless mothers waste money smoking and drinking?
- Whatever happened to the traditional, feckless student?
- The company's line was that it was putting on a music show and doing everything reasonable, and a bit more, to protect feckless people from themselves.
- But only the most blinkered soul could fail to see that the football team were as inexperienced as they were feckless, as bereft of defensive qualities as they were deficient technically.
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.