In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The check-in assistant seemed to be in a particularly garrulous mood, chatting with his colleague while he printed out the boarding card.
- This debate engaged all but the most garrulous of the chattering classes rather less than the issue of how many angels can stand on the point of a pin.
- Having a topic of conversation banned must be a particular strain for someone as garrulous as him.
- Noël, an observant neighbour in Jamaica, found her garrulous, snobbish and socially aggressive, while success had embittered him.
- He rages with all the garrulous articulacy of the legal autodidact, narrowly educated after years of court cases, appeals and disappointments.
- The garrulous storeowner sometimes cut up summer sausage and cheese and joined us on the porch where we tilted back frosty green soda bottles and solved the problems of the world.
- Being a rather open, garrulous fellow myself, I was impressed.
- Maybe, as in the past, the garrulous president's words were nothing more than political grandstanding.
- He introduces a character from his last novel, the garrulous, difficult ‘literary novelist’ Elizabeth.
- Everyone became equally loud, crude and garrulous, the technically sober behaving identically to the genuinely drunk.
- If I'm garrulous, it means I'm procrastinating, and I should be chastised accordingly.
- Usually this involves a few perfunctory sentences but yesterday he was feeling unusually garrulous and it took me a while to get away from him.
- A garrulous former pharmacist from Minnesota, he became the Democratic Party's nominee for president.
- On the first floor, I see a crowd of garrulous men who've decided there's more to life than watching sports in the living room.
- He is the type not of the charmingly nutty but of the exhaustingly garrulous professor.
- However, he can be garrulous on films, capitalism and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
- But when I asked him for his opinion of missile-defense programs, the garrulous old scientist suddenly clammed up.
- He is a boisterous, garrulous man eager to debate issues but clearly unaccustomed to being challenged by a woman.
- Tomorrow, high school playgrounds all over Scotland will again resonate with the sound of garrulous teenagers.
- They are basically warm people, albeit a bit garrulous at times with some who profess, quite irritatingly, to be the all-knowing type.
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.