In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For all its verbosity, the task-force report never explains its central conceit: ‘equity in hiring.’
- I have never felt so attracted to pompous verbosity.
- Yet woe to those who are silent about you because, though loquacious with verbosity, they have nothing to say.
- Keep it curt, Kenny, and stop soft-soaping us with your loquacity and verbosity.
- Another common addiction is to replace ‘at all’ by the verbosity of ‘in any way, shape or form’.
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.