In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- One remarkable characteristic of this work is that the author does not reduce his subjects to ludicrous caricatures.
- ‘It's just fun, almost a caricature version of rockabilly,’ adds the Gutter Demon's bassist Flipper.
- Has some modernist thinker sat in a college, chuckling as he invents this ludicrous caricature in order to discredit postmodernism once and for all?
- He feels compelled to present the most ludicrous caricatures of modern science.
- On stage, I am a caricature of my normal personality which probably doesn't bode well.
- This is the Cornwall of myth, a clichéd caricature version of the county complete with exaggerated eccentrics, loony local lore and mystical happenings.
- And… I think he's caricaturing the left.
- Her more nuanced views are frequently caricatured.
- He had been caricatured for his right-wing geopolitical and social policies his entire career.
- Essentially he was caricaturing the age of the machine, and the self-importance of some of the people caught up in that age - creating complex inventions that achieved absurdly simple results, while the audience looked on solemnly.
- It was then that cartoonists began caricaturing him as a cockatoo.
- For too long, he was caricatured as the playboy with the pun-friendly surname, an image to which he pandered happily until he realised its downside.
- An enterprise economy is not, as caricatured by statist propaganda, a devil-take-the-hindmost free-for-all.
- By his own admission, he's been caricatured by his peers as ‘egocentric, dominating, and untalented’.
- The first can easily be caricatured as bull-headed aggression: the second as social work masquerading as security.
- From 1903 Wells devoted much of his energy to the Fabian movement but after falling out with their leaders savagely caricatured them in his novel, The New Machiavelli.
- The style and drafting of the Constitution also are unfairly caricatured.
- He has been caricatured, as a man more interested in country and western music than opera, and it is true that he has a formidable expertise in the area of popular music.
- Many other sketches featured similar hard-men, many of them caricaturing the sort of psychopathic gangsters who would become prevalent in British films of the late 1990s.
- The burgled British householder used to be caricatured coming down his stairway with poker in hand, while the burglar was cartooned as holding nothing more than a jemmy.
- What amazes and pleases me is that the organisation listened to this complaint in a spirit of actual intellectual engagement, rather than just ignoring or caricaturing their critics.
- Each side caricatured the other in this way - and continues to do so.
- He is frequently caricatured as a frosty pop intellectual, dry and aloof and uptight.
- Never one to shy away from polemics, Gould was often criticized by other scientists for his penchant for staking debates in rather extreme terms, and sometimes caricaturing his opponents' positions.
- Another tale has it that several co-workers are furious at my caricaturing them on one post.
- Their activities could be caricatured as ‘do-gooding’, which is irrelevant to the real business objective of making a profit.
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.