In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The other day I wrote to the diary drawing ethics, journalism, perks and the execrable two men together with a quick mention of One Nation.
- Part of the problem was the set design - like those execrable movies, they seemed to think that Funky Urban Futurism can be established by an excess of neon.
- Finally, what kind of science is being practised that produces such execrable unnatural phenomena as the ‘terminator gene’?
- Depending on your predilection, you can say that's a good thing or bad thing, but, for the likes of me, the modern world is often execrable.
- This week alone I've come across four sensationally good bottles which show up the execrable wines for what they are.
- We determined over time that the brilliant had been selected for our flight school based on their superior skills, while the execrable had been selected based on their superior connections.
- For some time now, I've been concerned with the execrable quality of political discourse in this country.
- He notes that the popularity rating of the execrable Chancellor hovers at about 23 percent.
- Needless to say, one critic called the show ‘the most disgusting and execrable series ever to ooze its way onto television.’
- I think the solution is to do what we did with that movie when its execrable sequels were released - forget that they were ever made and pretend that it had remained a stand alone movie all along.
- They often misunderstand their market and occasionally reject good or even great works but literary agents and editors do prevent a vast quantity of execrable writing from being published.
- Subramanyan's composition reminds us that the human species is the only one that commits execrable crimes against its own, in the name of causes and ideals.
- This is a good thing, obviously, but it is hard to defend the capriciousness of the process in the hands of the execrable Senator.
- And the execrable theme-song has been revamped from its elevator-metal original version to a new Love Boat stylee quasi-orchestral rendition.
- It's a pity then that he or she had chosen to leave copies of a zine lying around which in one they had written some truly execrable poetry.
- Yet to borrow their reasoning and make an equivalent suggestion that Liverpool's fans in turn had some role in their own catastrophe, somehow makes a person execrable and lynchworthy.
- The vast majority of music is execrable in quality.
- A gloriously sweet and rich melange of fruit and chocolate, this would have made me come back even if the rest had been absolutely execrable.
- He was also a mountaineer, though not a great one; a non-fiction writer, though not of the first rank; and an execrable poet and failed novelist.
- If he indeed were guilty of such an execrable transgression, this newspaper would be among the first to condemn, and not defend, him and his broadcaster.
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.