In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The manager, a man adept in the use of litotes, said: ‘It wasn't the best game of pure football in the world.‘
- Yet this definition fails to explain instances of litotes, or understatement, which is often classified as a kind of irony.
- But, if we follow Schwarzbach, Dickens's description of the street mire in Holborn is, if anything, understated - ‘mud’ is not hyperbole, but litotes.
- First one must register his anti-Idealism, his antipathy toward the idea becoming metonymical litotes for such.
- Next thing you know, they'll be using dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and… satire.
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.