In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I quickly succumb to the languor and indolence that harks back to a more leisurely era.
- And at this point, I'll jovially join in and roll my eyes at my own sloth and indolence.
- Other words suggest themselves, like indolence, laziness and the relentless pursuit of inactivity.
- I wouldn't like to use the term gradual laziness to describe the deterioration my work ethic - not when words like indolence, sloth and bone-idleness will do so much better.
- First of all, fatness equals nonactivity in many people's eyes… not simply laziness, but mental inactivity, indolence, apathy.
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.