In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.
- Jorgen Kiil plays the jocose patriarch, an ageing, overweight male nurse.
- The continental peoples are grave, compared with our jocose fellow citizens, and especially in their hours of business.
- Asked if he could afford a lawyer, he became jocose.
- He would have tried to persuade him in a very jocose way.
- Hayden's grappling with these issues led to sometimes jocose observations, as recounted here.
- But behind the jocose mood was a serious determination that farmers were sticking to their protest.
- If Janeites tend towards punctiliousness, Dickensians have a penchant for the jocose.
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.