In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1nombre poco apropiado masculineit is a (bit of a) misnomer to call this a lake — es (algo) inexacto llamarle a esto 'lago'
- Schizophrenia is a misnomer but, for historical reasons, the name has remained.
- I think that Web services may be a big misnomer.
- This year Noosa also hosted its third Noosa Longweekend, a name that is something of a misnomer considering the event runs for 10 days.
- It is our observation that their findings were not true cysts (filled with fluid); the term pseudocyst is also a misnomer.
- In fact the title of the book is a bit of a misnomer.
- The latter designation is a misnomer, because a mild degree of ketosis often is present, and a true coma is uncommon.
- His title Head of Strategy and Communications was a vast misnomer.
- But, as I said, the title ‘Land Transport Management Bill’ is a total misnomer.
- ‘Pulse bombs’ was a misnomer, but a favourite name for the EMP charges.
- Indeed, the very name seems a misnomer, suggesting that justice has been definitely achieved just by spending a few extra pennies that fair trade guarantees above the market price.
- Consider one of the misnomers for the product, ‘blacktop.’
- In an attempt to dispel fears about bats, the teachers were told how the name ‘vampire bat’ is almost a misnomer for the three species of bats that do suck blood.
- I always thought that was a just a cute name… or a misnomer, like Pennsylvania Dutch.
- The name amicus curiae is generally acknowledged as something of a misnomer, in that very few amici intend primarily to help the court.
- The name is a bit of a misnomer, as I actually would slightly bend my knees, thereby taking stress off them.
- The notion of ‘free education’ is really a misnomer.
- The disease name is actually a misnomer because North Carolina reports the most number of cases.
- For years that name ‘Softbank’ has seemed a slight misnomer.
- Gideon and Annie agreed the word trivia is in many ways a misnomer for important knowledge.
- Since neurogenic genes do not exhibit proneural activity, the name ‘Tufted’ is somewhat of a misnomer.
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.