In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Her character portraits are cold and bloodless, the larger vision is prosy and constipated, and her self-conscious literary tone has the musty odor of a vanity-press poetry journal.
- Even so, better - perhaps - the fake-Scots of this bad-tempered poet's youth than the prosy dreariness of his maturity.
- And yet if it's inevitable that the Biennial ‘has something wrong with it’ - and we would be strangely disappointed if it did not - the exhibition regularly displays certain prosy virtues.
- Here was a master who was writing poems that appealed to the ear, with a dense, concentrated music quite unlike the slack, loose, prosy style of many American poets at the time.
- With publication, anecdotes became more polished, the characters less distinctive and stereotypical, the prevailing tone patronising and prosy.
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.