In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the insularity of their outlook — su estrechez de miras
- The historic insularity and xenophobia of the Japanese have perpetuated a style of cooking relying on the indigenous ingredients of the country.
- You will be hounded and pilloried by the institutional left, ruled as they are by a parochial insularity and dogmatism.
- In situations involving knowledge far less frivolous than a television programme, I've been astounded time and time again by ignorance and insularity.
- Staten Island, to the south, retains an insularity forged over the years before the Verrazano Narrows Bridge linked it with Brooklyn in 1964.
- But China's diverse folk art reflected the insularity of Chinese society and the great distances that separated different parts of the country.
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.