In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And doesn't it sound counter-intuitive to have an anti-littering campaign that you don't tell anyone about?
- To some extent, the notion of ambivalence is counter-intuitive because it contradicts the traditional notion that attitudes are either positive or negative.
- Analysts who depended heavily upon intuition for their discoveries were rather dismayed at this counter-intuitive function.
- This diagnosis, though counter-intuitive, is simply right, I think.
- My counter-intuitive feeling is that the constant exhortations of the need for leaders does not come from ordinary Australians but from certain elites.
- It seems a little counter-intuitive to call a 12-day-old baby a stranger.
- That theory sounded counter-intuitive to me at first.
- He approached the trial-and-error three-year project like one of his counter-intuitive mathematical problems.
- And what we're finding which is especially curious, is that the results are counter-intuitive.
- The results of Experiment 1 paint an interesting, and counter-intuitive, picture.
- I must confess that most of my readers have found my argument utterly counter-intuitive and contrary to their personal experience.
- Such a view also has the unappealing consequence that a life devoid of ambition is more likely to be meaningful than one full of ambition, and this seems counter-intuitive.
- The trick is again counter-intuitive: instead of accelerating rapidly when traffic gets going, travel more slowly.
- The mothers are showing a typical male profile, and that's counter-intuitive since you would expect them to be showing a more typical female profile.
- It seems counter-intuitive, but third degree burns are the most severe.
- These may be private associations, private pleasures, and it is counter-intuitive to parade them in public.
- Instead, what Harford has done is convey the excitement, the power, and the often counter-intuitive results of economic thought.
- If they want to protect their family from financial hardship in case they can no longer earn an income, it seems counter-intuitive to opt for a product with such limited scope for paying out.
- The latter point may sound counter-intuitive, but one advantage of raising children is that you learn to take knocks.
- Well let's go inside, because people say that the sound is worse inside the house, which seems counter-intuitive really.
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.