In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the floor-to-ceiling mirror by our table, I saw how we looked: two whey-faced tourists from the far north among the permanent tans of the Southern Californians.
- On TV he saw a whey-faced apparatchik, a man who earned more money in one year than Angus could hope to earn in a life-time.
- But back in the real world it is all too easy to see why women who are whey-faced and washed-out with the practical demands of ‘having it all’ might find the idea of marrying a rich man very attractive indeed.
- He has assembled a somewhat spunkier bunch than Gilbert's parade of whey-faced pushovers.
- Jeremy Legat, a recent drama-school graduate, is quite outstanding as a homeless, whey-faced teenager who struts around brandishing a stolen cutlass.
- Inside a room, known as The Room, whey-faced men in drab suits sit in cubicles pushing paper about.
- Only his big brown eyes were visible as he roared off from the pits, and one of them, I could have sworn, was fixed on me, his whey-faced passenger, as he hurtled towards the first bend at 150 mph.
- Are there any whey-faced American singer song-writers who don't hate the President?
- So what were these whey-faced poseurs actually doing in the Eighties?
- His singing voice is perilously thin and his whey-faced, wire-spectacled appearance suggests a long time spent indoors.
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.