In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- To make this mistake is to misconstrue the personal nature of power.
- But I think this is misconstruing the role of think tanks.
- We got the promoter to change this because it might be misconstrued by those not familiar with wrestling.
- This didn't really go down so well because they repeated and misconstrued every word, and she rang me up and abused me.
- Be polite, and double-check your words so that nothing you say could be misconstrued.
- The media deliberately misconstrue things because they want to confuse people.
- This both misconstrues the data and misses the point.
- It's just far too easy for the written word to be misconstrued.
- Her gaze narrowed and he realized how his words could be misconstrued.
- I can only say that the Minister is either deliberately misconstruing this, or is utterly incompetent.
- I think he's misconstruing the pro-life position, though.
- This last quip seems to have been widely misconstrued.
- I was interviewed by your paper last week and feel that some of what I have said was misconstrued in the article.
- I am terribly sorry that this inside joke has been misconstrued to be a slur on any other president.
- I worry that this advice may be misconstrued, especially at a time when the news is full of journalistic imperfections.
- But Dominican nationalists, purposefully misconstruing its terms, have portrayed it an alarming attack on national sovereignty.
- It will be misconstrued as bribery, which is frowned on in legal circles.
- His Lordship considered that, by misconstruing the words in the statute, the judge had made an error of law that went to jurisdiction.
- He is, after all, a writer of such clarity that his work can only be misconstrued by an effort of will.
- Everything was out in the open, there was no real danger of my position being misconstrued.
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.