In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- If he'd been at all nervous or twitchy or had anything suspicious about him, I would have picked it up right away.
- He seemed nervous and twitchy as he came up close to Cleo, and rested a hand on the toe of her boot.
- It takes a while to shake that I've just been in a car accident feeling, and even thought it happened almost three hours ago I'm still a little twitchy.
- He started getting all nervous and twitchy, so guilty because he felt he'd let his mother down.
- I feel twitchy and nervous and on the edge of relapse.
- Louise, a normally vibrant 69-year-old woman, returned from vacation feeling run down, nervous, and twitchy.
- He seemed twitchy, edgy, intense, humourless and more than a little competitive.
- He is no longer full of twitchy, nervous energy.
- A man entered a church, clearly twitchy and nervous, and approached the priest.
- The worry is there to see in his twitchy movements, his reluctance to stand for a photograph outside his house, the front door locked while he is being interviewed, his regular glances out the front window.
- My twitchy, fidgety mind was already having trouble settling on any single subject for more than thirty seconds.
- Willie comes out of the kitchen door, nervous and twitchy.
- Terry is a sad, lonely, twitchy, uptight, neurotic, shy, and pathetic man.
- Jesse and Joe showed up nervous and twitchy and James' dad not too much later.
- Once I got my name tag and checklist, I sat down at a table, all twitchy and nervous.
- Ok, she needs to seriously quit saying rehab but I'm getting edgy and she's getting twitchy.
- With the focus on sweaty, aggressive male energy, we are in Sam Shepard land, and the twitchy dialogue is reminiscent of David Mamet, with similar themes of truth, memory and guilt.
- When guns and knives were used in more than 150 incidents in Bolton already this year, it's no wonder that police and other officials are twitchy about even children with toy guns.
- Card issuers are facing losses and plummeting stock prices from ballooning debt defaults, one of the big challenges facing South Korea's already twitchy financial markets.
- He was twitchy, sweaty, running a finger inside the neck of his shirt; he looked - in London parlance - like a well-dodgy geezer.
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.