In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disagreeing, negating)ah, no
- This is reminiscent of my childhood arguments with my brothers - ‘yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, uh-huh, uh-uh, yeah-ha, nuh-uh’, and on and on.
- But, in most cases, they'll say, ‘uh-uh - uh-uh.’
- Oh no, uh-uh, there is no way I am drinking any of that!
- If only she knew the truth, if only she knew why he was mad… but he wasn't going to go there, uh-uh!
- I have my Richard, wouldn't trade him for a player like Ulrich, uh-uh!
- Before nuh-uh, there was uh-uh (also written unh-uh or unh-unh)
- Patrice enlisted one kid, a 17-year-old boy, to paint her a postcard and then, once he'd rendered a wistful-looking coconut tree on a desolate beach, she said, ‘I don't think I'm going to send it - uh-uh.
- All across the country (and cutting across all party, racial, and age lines), people have risen up to give a resounding ‘No, uh-uh, forget it, go away’ to this scheme.
- Have you ever noticed when you start getting happy, you say, uh-uh, I'd better watch out.
- John smiled and began to sweat a little saying uh-uh Mary I t-think I'm in love with you.
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.