In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The freewheeling breadth that enables Murray to include it is one of his best qualities and serves as a welcome reminder that there is still poetry in vernaculars, and poetry too in things that we have come to consider unpoetic.
- Things get incredibly bizarre and life-threatening for Dent from now on, surrounded as he and his friends are by unpoetic, greasy monsters, depressed robots, a planet construction yard, talking mice, a total-perspective gun and so on.
- It hovers so close because like life, it's often unfair, unpoetic, plain contradictory, and retrospectively embarrassing - few of Darnielle's stories have chronicled passions so unadorned and believable.
- As always her diction is sparse, almost unpoetic.
- Gadsby's signature gingered butternut squash and lobster soup tasted uninterestingly sweet, its soft ‘cloud’ of almond-flavored egg white too strident, its ‘hazelnut veil’ an unpoetic dusting of pulverized nuts.
- Exactly, from your stand-point it does, but from mine, being as unpoetic as you can get, I see it as an extremely difficult one.
- Lyrically, the album matches its musical dead weight with a string of unpoetic clichés - maybe the lunkheads who fill arenas didn't get Chris Martin's ramblings about spies and scientists.
- There was a good deal of cheering after the final frenetic dash, eliciting as an encore a muddled and unpoetic account of Chopin's delicately arpeggiated Étude in E flat.
- And this is what the term editor can do, unpoetic as may be.
- Many felt that he rarely revealed the ‘whole person’: he remained unconvinced that such an inherently unpoetic entity could be said to exist.
- Producer David Selznick treated Vittorio De Sica's Stazione Termini the same way, chopping languid scenes to leave a lean but unpoetic core.
- With a sad shrug they then quickly munched down on a piece of lifeless unemotional unpoetic babycorn.
- That ‘something real ‘- demystified empirical, disciplined, unpoetic, unfanciful, formal criticism - presented itself in the writings of Greenberg.’
- Kelsey Grammer was not awful, merely unpoetic, untragic, uninteresting.
- On the contrary, the raw and prolix language of his novels is unabashedly unpoetic and polemical.
- The name ‘United Provinces of America’ would be correct, but is irredeemably unpoetic.
- He is either a complete chancer or some kind of neglected genius (as the artist and promoter Richard Demarco puts it, an ‘alchemist’ taking ‘ordinary, run-of-the-mill, unpoetic information and turning it into gold’).
- Writing was his favourite pastime, pedantic, unpoetic stuff dealing with politics, history, education.
- Joachim Kaiser, writing in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, feels that Breth totally missed the mark: ‘So soberingly artificial, so compulsively jaunty, unpoetic and empty.’
- Silliman approaches the history of this community through the stories of her ‘foremothers’, an unpoetic term for such poetically named women as Ruby, Flower and Farah.
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.