In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When the nearest thing to a global ‘competent authority’ is a bunch of moral incompetents and slimeballs, it would seem to suggest that vigilante justice is about the only justice there is.
- I am more suspicious of them than I am of the presence of losers, sinners, factory rejects, hypocrites and slimeballs in the Catholic communion.
- Maybe that girl's been telling her that you're a no-good slimeball.
- I'd feel sorry for MacKay if he wasn't such a slimeball.
- The career of a former BBC journalist with a reputation for decency and integrity has been sacrificed to save the neck of a slimeball.
- It makes me happy to see corporate slimeballs get their comeuppance.
- Sleaze and slimeballs I can handle; it's her camerawork that made my stomach turn.
- This kind of ‘professional’ journalism can only come from the two-bit slimeballs that work for the student paper that huge numbers of students don't read, and for good reason.
- You slimeballs are all here because you're useless at everything else.
- Harold, the tabloids are calling him a cad, a rat, a slimeball, a disgrace and a snake.
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.