In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) iracundo(person) colérico(outburst) de ira(outburst) de cólera
- So if there are any splenetic motorists or bilious cyclists out there thinking of penning an angry letter to the Evening Press, listen up.
- He is at his splenetic best when rubbishing Auden's poetry, a subject he joyously returns to again and again.
- Its splenetic and arrogant final edition on Thursday also appeared as childish anger from staff.
- You'll be splenetic and over-heated and I'll be jocular and whimsical.
- It's a classic of the splenetic blogging genre.
- It's therefore tempting to conclude that Harley must have used up of all his remaining creativity and originality on this one magnificently splenetic piece of pop genius.
- And so the splenetic young rebel became a middle-aged man with studious specs and a shock of silver hair.
- That means his memorable classic blogbile rant against Qantas is again available for readers who prize splenetic blogging.
- Rarely have I read a more bitter, laudably splenetic piece of invective.
- Yet Tyerman's frustration can sometimes lead to splenetic rants.
- Vander, a pompous, splenetic academic, is an elderly Belgian émigré to a California town bearing the Nabokovian name of Arcady.
- We are further told that Finkelstein's book ‘reads like a rant, with splenetic attacks on individuals, many of them survivors, and vast generalisations about the whole of world Jewry.’
- You couldn't mention one to the other without splenetic vitriol pouring out.
- My previous splenetic post about my own debt was an attempt to encourage a little criticality about the social function of the MFA for graphic designers in the first place.
- Will the splenetic attack ads be replaced by straightforward pipebombing campaigns?
- It's anyone's guess, then, why he leaves his instruments dormant for much of this show in favour of splenetic rants and ruthless aggression towards his increasingly miserable audience.
- Given his mental-health problems, the loss of his girlfriend and his battle with alcoholism, it would seem he has had more than his fill of heartache; consequently The Kiss of Morning is a splenetic, purgative record.
- His lyrics are honest, unsparing, splenetic yet gruffly humorous.
- It's almost enough to warrant a splenetic, Burchill-esque diatribe against contemporary gay social mores - full of sweeping generalisations and gleeful scatter-shot vitriol.
- It's bracing to hear Hodgson in full splenetic flow.
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.