In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- He insisted that the data supplied by the claimants rested ‘on surmise and inapposite extrapolations from animal studies and industrial accidents’.
- It made me wonder what criticism was, or reviewing: perhaps the saying of inapposite things in uninteresting ways.
- Since the proposals were to be made in secret, and not in full glare of the Arab world, the UN floor would seem a highly inapposite point of discussion.
- To these ludicrous features was added an intense and seemingly inapposite pride in his native country.
- Paddy Cunneen's music, screechily inapposite Irish jigs scraped out on one or two instruments, is as unhelpful as the by-now-clichéd Edwardian costuming.
- It is, of course, axiomatic that in this field we must be on our guard, when considering liability for damages in nuisance, not to draw inapposite conclusions from cases concerned only with a claim for an injunction.
- Indeed, the test, it can be argued, is inapposite in many cases.
- The ‘Duchess of Doom’ seems like an inapposite moniker for one whose accent is more the English south coast than south Kensington and whose blonde, good looks radiate charm.
- The use of the phrase ‘subject to licence’ is not wholly inapposite since it marks the need for the assignee to have a formal licence as part of his documents of title.
- But while allowing that his book is superior in almost every way to your average music journalism, I wonder whether in choosing such an inapposite subject Ricks is not throwing into question the value of academic scrutiny.
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.