In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Watching satellite television has been illegal as it is seen as the conveyor of decadent western culture.
- These people - philosophers like Nietzsche - fantasised that violence would purify our culture of decadent and degenerate forces.
- Thirty years ago Aron worried about a kind of hedonistic self-indulgence characteristic of decadent societies.
- Perhaps the most chilling aspect of this period is that the authorities tried to persuade him to change his outlook, to abandon what they viewed as a decadent lifestyle, and to write a book or books celebrating the Revolution.
- Implicit in the myth is the judgment of a decadent present in need of regenerative cultural renewal.
- They banned it because of the novel's sexual description and its characters' decadent lifestyles.
- I neglected my friends, started listening to her music, dressing the way she wanted me to dress; essentially losing myself in her vacant, decadent lifestyle.
- Boogie Nights 2 is essentially a rollercoaster ride through the decadent decade that taste forgot, with references to shell suits, Live Aid and Mrs Thatcher, all soundtracked by hits from Wham!
- The doom of what they see as the decadent West is, they say, inevitable.
- It was the most decadent time in German history, but also the most controlling and brutal time.
- The films featuring Marlene Dietrich add the paradox of the dazzling yet androgynous female who is simultaneously moral and amoral, eminently proper yet irredeemably decadent.
- History tells us that decadent cultures which have lost the will to fight do not survive.
- But this is a play about temptation, about the superficial and decadent obsessions of 1940s British theatre culture.
- Those values have more or less passed away, during this decadent cultural period in which we have lived.
- More conventionally, Squire Hamilton represents a type common in Hammer horrors of the period: the depraved, decadent aristocrat.
- Dietrich's career was formed by the decadent film and theatre scene of pre-war Berlin, but she became famous after moving to the United States, gaining US citizenship in 1937.
- Marilyn Manson, a shock rocker hated by conservatives for his decadent excesses, was rewarded for his sins by having the number one selling album in America during its first week of release.
- His work of this time conveyed disgust at the horrors of war and the depravities of a decadent society with unerring psychological insight and devastating emotional effect.
- He freely indulges in the decadent lifestyle around him, and dabbles in any drug his friends put in front of him.
- Restraint in dress represented a reaction to the excesses of a corrupt monarchy and decadent regime.
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.