In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Incidentally, I would note in a puckish vein that Mr. Ryan's letter points to no contrary evidence.
- It remains an issue worth both puckish and serious consideration.
- Your finely honed bon mots and puckish conversational sallies will be of no assistance - this woman seems to be listening to something else entirely.
- Dressed in a dark blue suit, he attempts, successfully at first, to project a businesslike air but it never quite manages to stifle the puckish charmer within.
- As he loosens up, his voice doesn't get much louder, but displays a ferocious intelligence and barbed wit that are rendered all the more puckish by his understated, boyish delivery.
- Perhaps it's the nature of his face - it's built to look older than it is, when it's really just odd - puckish, unlovely, something youth never really touched.
- I thought she displayed a grace and charm in that speech as well as a puckish sense of humor that would make her a very appealing witness before the Judiciary Committee.
- He writes with a sort of puckish style that belies his conservatism.
- There is, for a start, a very puckish sense of humour; and a big, infectious, roaring laugh.
- ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce,’ a puckish German wit once quipped.
- Her material is good, but her puckish delivery even better.
- I honestly think he's being puckish with his coy answers, and that he has no intention of being the running mate to a left-liberal Democrat.
- He is a puckish, straight-talking young man from Brisbane whose unwillingness to mince his words has resulted in friction with his team managers.
- His publicity pictures show a perky looking man - puckish perhaps - with a cheery grin of white teeth and lightly raised eyebrows like cedillas.
- A puckish reader, moved by some of Bob's less mainstream opinions, wrote this bit of hilarity
- Since then, sightings of the puckish scribe have been rarer than those of the reclusive Barclay brothers.
- He's tanned, there's a puckish glint in his eye and his Coventry accent is proudly unblunted by his years in academia.
- Clark's puckish grin and chiselled cheekbones finally creep into view.
- It has a puckish acidic slap as it rushes across the palate.
- She was becoming more and more puckish, until I called her on it and told her that I realized I was being set-up.
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.