In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Whether or not the broadcaster's blindness has made his hearing more acute is a moot point, but what can't be denied is that his ability to describe his remaining senses is second to none.
- While conservation of ecology and bio-diversity have been a moot point on television and newspapers, Kartik feels that ecological studies are yet to get their due in the country.
- To what extent we are acculturated to human sound even before birth, given that the inner ear is formed so early in gestation, is a moot point.
- Which of the two camps was having a better time may be a moot point, but there can be no dispute as to which was living most successfully in the here and now.
- Whether this defence will be accepted by the political sources who are the lifeblood of any newspaper is, for the time being, a moot point.
- How great a comedian he was remains a moot point, inevitably subjective, and increasingly difficult to separate from the mythology.
- How much the appeal of this movie derives from its subject and how much from Spacey is a moot point, I suppose.
- Whether he is too softly spoken for the top job remains a moot point, but no-one can question his dedication because he spends six days of the week at Irish's training ground.
- Founded six years ago and comprising nine core sports, it is essentially a support service to 244 elite athletes, though whether Scotland can really claim to have that many elite athletes is a moot point.
- Whether such a system can remain in place in the increasingly competitive world of global car making remains a moot point.
- How neurological the problem is, or how politically expedient, is a moot point.
- I recognize, however, that the relationship between the content of this literature and actual management accounting practice remains moot.
- Thus, it is a moot question whether a child who learns all about traffic rules and signs through textbooks and in such parks, will abide by them, or instead imitate their elders.
- Still, it's a moot point and one that lawyers will enjoy debating if they're given the chance.
- But whether the industry can absorb all the qualified architects is a moot point.
- As a poet, he is now unfashionable, so it is a moot question whether a play based on him can be of any current interest.
- It is a moot point that all serious coaches follow a particular style of play that becomes their signature or hallmark.
- Whether or not that support will be forthcoming in the numbers expected is a moot point following revelations about the parlous state of Britain's armed forces.
- But, how well they are maintained or how far heritage preservation efforts are encouraged is a moot point.
- The motion explained that the company and the union had already reached an agreement on the retiree health benefit issue that made the previous dispute a moot point.
1(idea/proposal) someter a discusión(proposal/idea) plantearit has been mooted that … — se ha propuesto / sugerido que …
- The proposals were mooted at a heated meeting in Wexford yesterday afternoon.
- The idea has been mooted before but this time there's actually money flowing into the pot.
- There is talk of landowners denying the armed forces access to their firing ranges and a blockade of London is mooted.
- A proposal has also been mooted to market the products through a cooperative set-up.
- He has already had his first meeting with the upper sixth council during which a number of suggestions were mooted.
- The marina project has divided the town since the idea was first mooted.
- However, since the plans were first mooted three years ago the development has attracted a lot of criticism.
- Once the idea was mooted, it struck a chord with other regional stock exchanges.
- It was he who first mooted the idea of a reunion seven years ago.
- A number of projects have been mooted for the power station but there is nothing definite to date.
- When Richard first mooted the idea of his book to his brother two years ago, David advised him on the business end of publishing.
- It's been a decade since the project was mooted and it has gone through a maze of approvals and reviews.
- However, some ideas being mooted include a water fountain and football area.
- The proposals were first mooted in 1997 and since then the scheme has suffered a series of different set backs.
- The idea was mooted by locals and, at the end, very well supported by them.
- One possibility, which has increasingly been mooted, is the idea of a Universal Court for Human Rights.
- Plans for a residents-only parking scheme have been mooted in a bid to tackle the problem.
- More funds and heavier investment in the training of teachers was also mooted.
- Supporters have been waiting for a new stadium since the idea was first mooted more than 10 years ago.
- The idea of a German market was first mooted by city chiefs three years ago.
- Even if, as some have supposed, the manor court, or hall moot, had Anglo-Saxon forebears, it was an institution that must have changed out of all recognition after 1100.
- After the mid-16th century Reformation, when religious guilds were dissolved, it was used as a market cross and as a moot hall.
- Joseph Gerrald, after all, had proposed the Convention, likening it to the folk moot of Saxon England.
2(of law students)simulacro de juicio masculine
- Thanks do not go out to my alarm clocks, which failed to work this morning resulting in my awakening in absolute panic at 2 pm, with only one third of the moot prepared.
- The last time I was there, nearly a decade ago, I was a law student competing in the Jessup International Law moot.
- I won the moot, despite having to argue an unwinnable point of law.
- The moot is tomorrow, my point of law absurdly impossible to argue, and the prospect of sleep tonight absurdly impossible to contemplate.
- I had never studied international law before the gruelling four months of my life that the moot eventually consumed.
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.