In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The two make an odd couple both physically and emotionally - bulky, brooding, irascible Crowe contrasting with laid-back, long-limbed Bettany.
- This particular image consultant appears to have neglected his own image, or maybe he is just happy with being cynical, self-centred, irascible and insufferable.
- In truth, he often proved an irascible, frustrating curmudgeon at the tribunal but people loved him for it.
- Luc patiently visits his brother, uncomplainingly sticking by the bedside of this difficult and irascible man when everyone else deserts him.
- He was a famously difficult and irascible man, some might even have characterized as mad, but was unfailingly courteous, warm and hospitable towards me.
- But the picture drawn by Volkmar Braunbehrens's 1989 biography is of a serious, steady, occasionally irascible man.
- What happened next led to a company boss pleading guilty to three charges after was provoked into what his solicitor Steven Culleton called ‘an irascible rage.’
- What he doesn't mention is the mood swing from the honeysweet to the irascible.
- Dunmore was certainly a haughty, irascible man, who made enemies easily and often.
- In the TV show, Bruno pointed out to his irascible music teacher, Mr Sharofsky, that modern technology made traditional instruments redundant.
- Yet he was famously thin-skinned and irascible, as I have good reason to remember, if any criticism became directed at himself.
- But when this self-involvement is threatened, well, then we see how irascible, irritable and bad tempered stoners can be.
- But she wasn't laughing at Leo; she was amused with her own irascible mood.
- The books usually revolved around the exploits of a Northern family, the Brandons, and in particular the dour son of the family Carter and the irascible Uncle Mort.
- Frank's irascible uncle, who had raised him after his parents' death, is murdered on his farm and now his nephew wants to find the murderer and claim whatever inheritance he can.
- Because Papa grew so grouchy and irascible as his health failed, I wondered at times how many people really liked him.
- The irascible Jim Godbolt, a long-time friend of Ronnie Scott, ruffled a few feathers 20 years ago when he published his book on the early decades of British jazz.
- He played the role for a decade and a half, delighting viewers with his portrayal of the irascible lawyer with references to wife Hilda as ‘she who must be obeyed’.
- After 13 years playing the stubborn, long-pocketed and irascible Inspector Morse, this week will see the veteran actor finally wave goodbye to his most famous role.
- At the very same time, Teller was also seen as deeply irascible: thin-skinned, emotionally volatile, easily provoked, quick to take offense.
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.