In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I'm sure that creating such a list is a difficult and thankless task, but including albums that had simply been recorded in Philly made the list a lot less meaningful to me.
- But there can be no doubt that the four people at the head of the district's winter service are dedicated professionals performing a more often than not thankless task in difficult circumstances.
- The Vehicle Inspectorate does a difficult and thankless task extremely well and that is the reason that we drive some of the safest cars in the world.
- This is a messy and particularly thankless task that comes with the job, and challenges an editor's perception of the field and himself.
- What could appeal more to anxious women voters than a political party that fights alongside them in the thankless task of preparation?
- Regulating the appearance of a public burial ground is among the most difficult and thankless tasks in local government.
- To Kevin falls the job of fair co-ordinator, a fairly onerous and often thankless task, but one that Kevin obviously enjoys.
- He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’
- What's the point of talking about paid work giving a parent an ‘opportunity for self-development’ if that work is the anonymous, thankless job of a cleaner or catering assistant?
- People thank you for a thankless job that is at times very unpleasant, to say the least.
- There is no less thankless job than being the one responsible for the grunt work in the office: writing a decent letter and holding the secret knowledge on how to replace the toner in the photocopier are underappreciated skills.
- Fashioning a preventive detention policy is likely to be a thankless task here as well.
- It is a thankless task, they do a good job and I hope they do not get too upset and see this as personal.
- The study of dead civilizations is difficult, frustrating, and, ultimately, a thankless job whose results are invariably heaped with criticism.
- We are now in an era where refereeing is becoming a more difficult and thankless job.
- I would like to express my appreciation to the outgoing Editorial Board for its dedication and scientific judgment in the often difficult and generally thankless task of reviewing submissions.
- After this period had elapsed, an unhappy looking young ground hostess had the thankless job of informing the impatient travellers that more information would be available at 17.00.
- Curiously, there was barely a reporter in sight - the one I recognized was the Sun scribe with the thankless task of reporting on his own boss's conference-opening speech.
- Nothing was ever too much trouble, day or night, no matter how unpleasant or thankless the tasks were.
- Experience shows that the only thing rivaling the terror of actually getting a job is the thankless task of finding a job.
- In that thankless sister role, Bernier manages some winning moments.
- I sat the thankless wretch down, and asked him what he wanted out of life.
- Beware of a thankless and presumptuous person who expects too much from you without contributing himself in any way.
- Nikki Reed, who co-wrote and starred in Thirteen, is given the thankless girlfriend/sister role.
- Lucie replies that she is not thankless, but that that ‘dreadful woman’ has thrown a shadow over her hopes.
- Beware of a presumptuous and thankless person who tends to take advantage of your good nature.
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.