In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's worth noting at this juncture that this particular guy works for the ‘information worker product management group’, the relatively recent dullsville tag for the bit that owns this program.
- We once ate in a restaurant in Paris which did a pudding list which was as exciting as the main courses, but as a rule, it's dullsville.
- If he is to compete in this suddenly hot publishing space, he will have to take his dullsville computer magazines and refit them as hip voices for the new economy.
- The match was effectively over as a contest and the second half was dullsville apart from two more goals.
- A race without a come-from-behind horse challenging the leaders is strictly dullsville.
- Once known as the place where the cool kids hung out, it's lately become dullsville.
- Next to this the [radio] playlist was strictly dullsville… gutless and flabby.
1this is dullsville! — ¡vaya muermo de sitio! Spain informal
- I wasn't given too much to work with, because this week's episodes were a new assortment of garbage from dullsville.
- For my money it tends towards dullsville, but for the vast majority of the public-on-wheels, the car does offer a fuss-free way to go to work, go to the supermarket and take the kids to the beach at the weekend.
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.