In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Why then are Mr and Mrs Bennet in the dark, and Mr Collins and Lady Catherine - the two most obtuse and imperceptive characters in the novel - all-knowing on this confidential matter?
- That assumes - unfairly and unreasonably - that the patrons of the libraries are quite imperceptive and lacking in judgment.
- Calling his tears ‘a mystery’ is staggeringly imperceptive, at best.
- The reasons for T's actions are explained later, but as they play out onscreen, they seem mannered and imperceptive.
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.