In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I don't know whether this item is a fact, or a factoid.
- And on and on he goes like that for two pages of second hand factoids and observations that never rise above the pseudo-intellectual.
- Over several days, here and at other companies, I hear this factoid repeated like a campaign talking point.
- I'm informed from a usually reliable source that a factoid is an empirical claim that is often repeated but is in fact false.
- There is another way to weigh this trend, however: maybe readers and viewers are not so much growing insular as searching for meaning in a vast universe of fact and factoid, and embracing a political bent is one way of organizing it.
- When does a piece of data go from being a factoid to being a fact?
- Watch how factoids and information overload are used to blur the line between crises and light news, so that every event becomes a panic situation.
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.