In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Perhaps it was a case of German insolence, a deliberate offense to Roman dignity.
- For sheer insolence and contempt for the electorate, her statement is hard to beat.
- They no longer protect competitive wages and fair working environments - they inflate wages and protect the insolence and stupidity of their members.
- Where do they get the authority and encouragement to practise their childish, schoolyard insolence and contempt of our leaders?
- They helped us understand what we were up against: the proud man's contumely, the insolence of office.
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.