In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I am a hardbitten conservative… but this story actually brought tears to my eyes (a rare thing under any circumstances).
- I like to think of myself as a hardbitten cynic, but I'm in tears here.
- Along with William Gibson and Bruce Sterling in the 80s she was a leading figure in the new generation of Cyberpunk writers who brought a hardbitten tone to traditional sci-fi.
- The audience of hardbitten hacks and New Labour apparatchiks dissolved in laughter.
- I thought Meighan had a strong, modern and hardbitten presence, I want to see him in more things along this line.
- He's got all the tools he needs for the job too, a desk, an office, a hardbitten narration track and even some mournful harmonica music.
- I'm hardbitten these days when it comes to seasonal jollity but a few of my seasonal buttons were depressed I can tell ya.
- The hardbitten industrial area from Notre-Dame to the canal between de la Montagne and McGill got its name, Griffintown, from the Irish immigrants who once settled there.
- Victory did not merely prove elusive: even the most hardbitten commanders were forced to admit in the end that it was an impossibility.
- And only a few hardbitten Jewish settlers seem to remember that in early 1997, Netanyahu was the first - and so far only - Likud prime minister to yield West Bank land to Arafat, including 80 per cent of the holy city of Hebron.
- Moreover, whether he's playing a Triad thug, a tough-as-nails cop or even a hardbitten firefighter, there's always a very convincing, down-to-earth character coming through.
- Will James outbid hardbitten collectors in his quest for a Triang train at auction?
- Like most stories about the City News, even this one about the scoop that got away has, in its own hardbitten way, a happy ending.
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.