In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Ian had a self - deprecating sense of humour, perfect comic timing and laconic delivery which never failed to puncture the pretentious.
- McCarthy did thrive on television, where his laconic, relaxed style showed off to best effect.
- Brazil's broadcasting style is calm and laconic, overlaid with a sporadic bullying streak towards the polite Beecroft.
- He spoke in an unfeasibly low voice, with the lyrical and laconic speech so typical of the Jamaicans.
- Is Australia's comic style too laconic to fit the rapid-fire style of a classic screwball?
- This interpretation was then bolstered by Tacitus' dry laconic wit and Lucretius' pagan atomism.
- Wielding batons, they looked like versions of Robocop minus the laconic wit and intelligence chip.
- He's nothing if not honest, blunt, irascible, generous, laconic, witty and enigmatic.
- Barthes's writing has always fed controversy: its laconic pronouncements irritate those who hold other views.
- The dialogue, though, is chanted in a peculiarly laconic way.
- Becky's a laconic but never sarcastic presence in the film, commenting on Paul's life with absolute confidence and a great deal of compassion.
- Ella and Joe do not remark on this departure from his usual laconic monosyllables.
- Her beaming presence and laconic style are likeable and lifelike enough.
- Costner's laconic style works for Charley, who is intended to be someone who doesn't show a lot of emotion.
- In David McPhail's hands, George is laconic, with an embittered acceptance of an underachieving life.
- In contrast to the laconic style of most garage MCs, Mills rhymes in a startling, panicked yelp.
- The language in the book is terse and concise, almost laconic, and very much to the point.
- The problem is likely to be, at least in part, Hilberg's laconic style.
- This book is perhaps the best introduction to the Pali texts, with their peculiarly meticulous and laconic style.
- His laconic intellect and twinkling eye will never be forgotten by those who knew him.
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.