In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His threat to allow judges to reveal previous convictions of an accused to a jury in limited circumstances would rip the blindfold off Lady Justice and unbalance her already precariously tipping scales.
- Hanks' fatal miscasting and timid performance unbalances a film that is already too careful to thrill.
- So, unbalancing her in one direction are forces of self-disgust and disillusion.
- The latter scene is great drama but seems just slightly too strong for the film, it unbalances what had until that point been a perfectly constructed piece.
- Somewhat incongruously, and much to Plater's displeasure, for financing reasons the serial was divided into seven parts rather six, which inevitably unbalances the symmetry of the story.
- The repressed laughter, the panic, the forced coughing and the exasperation of listening to Sava's story for the second time must have unbalanced his delicate liver functions.
- Those around him worry that her death has unbalanced him, though his narrative voice is sane, if eccentric.
- Spiralling property prices have unbalanced local economies, while small communities have suffered the closure of schools, post offices, shops and petrol stations.
- But Depp upstages everyone, getting big laughs every time he comes on - funnier even than his excellent turn in Pirates of the Caribbean - and unbalancing the movie.
- Mac could not help feeling that Staten had taken the view that the state of his mind had been unbalanced by recent events.
- Sugar unbalances the endocrine system, which includes the adrenal glands, pancreas and liver, causing the blood-sugar level to fluctuate widely.
- And this, one could argue, slightly unbalances the film - all of the Palestinians are civilians and all the Israelis are in uniform.
- Does this also mean that it was also very tightly written, that there was nothing you could cut out without unbalancing everything?
- I've said it more than once: recent world events have unbalanced the judgement of a lot of people of the well-meaning, right-thinking classes.
- During this time Hanover lost their influential midfielder Sean Kavanagh through injury and this had the effect of temporarily unbalancing their midfield sector.
- Some of the younger actors from above stairs fail to make an impact which slightly unbalances the cast.
- It would also have been wiser if Lee, playing an unconvincing television reporter, had refrained from appearing in the movie himself as his highly recognisable presence unbalances proceedings a little.
- My concentration levels had unbalanced the chemistry in my brain to the point that I was borderline hallucinating and convinced I was somehow telepathically influencing my opponent.
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.