In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Don't you find it disconcerting when you have someone literally five centimetres from your face, peering into your eyes with a torch?
- Her paintings are all from an aerial viewpoint - as a viewer you look down on a washed, subtly disconcerting landscape.
- To someone who has always been completely in control, or tried to be, this was, and still is, very disconcerting.
- With a disconcerting habit of coming on stage dressed in a red Lycra superhero costume, he seems to set the tone for the rest of the night.
- But he tends to leave an impression of intellectual dishonesty, a disconcerting lack of sincerity.
- He has a disconcerting habit of talking very seriously and then suddenly withdrawing.
- Molly, a servant, had the disconcerting habit of periodically dropping on her knees for a quick prayer.
- That might have been crass, but the film is peppered with jarring references and disconcerting parallels to current events.
- And undoubtedly, their mysterious, indefinable quality is the source of their disconcerting power.
- What was disconcerting was how various its subspecies were.
- It's very disconcerting - a kind of fizzing ache that starts around mid-thigh and gets worse going down towards my feet.
- Although inaccurate it proved very disconcerting to the whole community.
- More disconcerting are the targets for reducing undiagnosed HIV.
- People say that he doesn't smile much, but he has a throaty chuckle and the disconcerting habit of laughing when he is cross.
- It is a disconcerting thought, given how much is at stake.
- Equally disconcerting is the increase in unrelated transplants in the last two years and the pressure it has put on women.
- Hair growing where it never grew before is a disconcerting experience.
- I do feel qualified to offer a personal view of some disconcerting aspects of how politicians and big business conspire to run the show.
- The division between the first and the second half is marked by a disconcerting jolt in the flow of the film, and the ambiguous ending may infuriate.
- There are a number of disconcerting issues apparent in this undertaking.
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.