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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- There's nothing like a little sacred cow bashing to get people to listen!
- From the Diefenbaker era to the end of the Mulroney years, federal regional development programmes were a sacred cow in Canada, and successive governments rivalled each other in seeking new forms of organization to carry it out.
- McGruder is the creative genius behind The Boondocks, a five-year-old comic strip that honors no sacred cows and eviscerates politicians of all stripes.
- In perioperative nursing, we speak of our sacred cows, which are those ideas and practices so deeply entrenched in what we do that they are impediments to change.
- On another note, the Rocket Prof had better stay anonymous if he's going to take on sacred cows like global warming.
- Old assumptions are being questioned, sacred cows slaughtered, new ideas floated.
- Because the NHS is the sacred cow of British politics - with no party willing to admit that they are prepared to retreat from the central commitment to fund a free service, whatever it costs - we have still not got to the heart of the matter.
- It's true that the social institution of the Domestic Violence shelter has become a sacred cow, never to be challenged or disputed.
- ‘Family’ tends to be a sacred cow but personally I disagree.
- Selected for screening at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival last year, the film has attracted widespread notoriety for its criticism of one of the sacred cows of development thinking: fair trade.
- Another sacred cow is that the market knows best.
- That's unlikely: Taking on such sacred cows would be political suicide.
- You have to slay the sacred cows, publicly, in a high-profile way.
- The ascent of star presenter over stubborn creator will be dissected in the coming weeks, along with the sacred cows of public subsidy and the education industry.
- It has consistently tackled the sacred cows of sex, religion and politics with wit, irony and hard criticism leaving behind carcasses of exposed folly and evil.
- When is a traditional practice a sacred cow, however, and when is it an important cornerstone to safe patient care?
- In that case, his leadership was the sacred cow.
- We need constructive criticism of our most sacred cows.
- The idea of paying bloggers is a controversial one, as it challenges some of the sacred cows of the journalistic publishing business.
- It will also need a radical rethink of some of our current sacred cows in foreign policy, e.g., the extent to which it is driven by trade.
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.