In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Similar to doing a rebus or crossword puzzle, it's a drawing of nine dots, and the challenge is to connect them without lifting the pen from the paper.
- Designs often took the form of pictorial puns and rebuses, or word puzzles.
- Just last week one of the words in the rebus puzzle was a cow plus a banjo minus the letter ‘M.’
- Suppose I have a picture-puzzle, a rebus, in front of me.
- The bamboo signifies uprightness, as mentioned above; the fungus, or lingzhi, was also thought to contribute longevity and the five bats are a rebus or pun.
- A rebus is a picture puzzle, and it seemed to click.
- It's something of a rebus, though perhaps involving more associative skills than your average rebus and doesn't make sense except as a melding of personae.
- The relaxed conjunction of leaf and slingshot forms a rebus, suggesting the proximity of support and threat in relationships between things - all sorts of things, human, animal and mineral.
- It may be that the heraldic nature of the squirrel's significance in the painting suggested the rebus like pun to represent the place name.
- There seem to be puzzles, maybe even a few rebuses or word-games hidden in it too.
- It's in the form of a rebus and translates to ‘I'm watching you.’
- An epigraph typically functions as a rebus for an essay, providing a gloss or indicating the author's approach.
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.