In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Unconvincingly, the Tory leader - mispronouncing the word ‘leadership’ - said he welcomed the chance to put his job on the line.
- I liked her best when she was mispronouncing French terms.
- And then we sat down and he told me in no uncertain terms that I'd mispronounced a word, and that if I ever embarrassed him like that again, he'd kill me.
- He was corrected on the newsgroup, and when I queried him about the word he replied that he had ‘been mispronouncing the word for eons’.
- The other day I heard a government minister mispronounce a word.
- Words are mispronounced, accents are horribly wrong, and the acting is no more convincing than an elementary school play put on at Christmas by Grade 4 kids.
- How powerful do you have to be to mispronounce your own name and not have anyone tell you?
- I've always had a tendency to trip over words or mispronounce things that I can say perfectly well in my head.
- Many people mispronounce her last name, which is properly pronounced COG-lin.
- The latest new trend in pop - mispronouncing the names of bands - must stop immediately
- He mispronounced several words and phrases and even Republican spin doctors privately concede he was not at his best.
- By the time I'd gotten halfway through it I was ready to strangle him every time he mispronounced the word ‘drama.’
- As often as not, the journalist mispronounces the name of the religious group he or she is covering.
- Correct your child every time she mispronounces a word.
- In his excitement, he mispronounces Gordon's name.
- Besides, people mispronounce my name all the time.
- Finally I heard a woman saying my name, mispronouncing it a little.
- And, last but not least, she does not, like most people, mispronounce the word joust.
- So don't laugh at someone who mispronounces words until you know a bit more about their origins, not only regional (a point that Mark makes) but also with respect to class and family educational level.
- The fact that this sort of name is systematically mispronounced is really alarming.
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.