In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Apart from a few more recherché knots, there are three basic ways of knotting a tie nowadays: the Windsor (a deplorable invention), the Half-Windsor (ditto, without even the courage of its convictions) and the classic four-in-hand.
- Empiricists deny this: they think that even the most recherché mathematical ideas can be derived from sensory experience by abstraction and idealization.
- The language is literate without being recherché, and we are kept in steady involvement and suspense.
- That is all well and good but constant repetition and even his most recherché songs become hackneyed.
- It is a simple, episodic tale - despite its intriguing, recherché information - which gives credit to children's capacity to learn anything.
- The evening will encompass the well-known as well as the recherché material of these writers, be they lyricists or musicians.
- Though it was found recherché by his contemporaries, its expressive power came to be acknowledged, and its lyrical melody and richly varied textures to be given their due.
- Why are Stella's precious, recherché creations nestling here, among the bog-standard sportsware, the hoodies, the baseball caps, the functional swimsuits, the sweat-pants?
- Her first sortie into live comedy was a little too recherché for some audiences.
- Wagner's ingeniousness with plot is matched by his cleverness with the recherché literary conceits - little touches that you can't help admiring, like statues in a boxwood maze, even as you hurry past.
- He wrote these in the Forties, when medieval music was even more of a recherché taste than it is now.
- For, though it may appear on the surface to be a specialist disc, of somewhat recherché material, it cannot fail to delight anyone who loves the sound of a cappella singing at its finest.
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.