In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Stylistically, the language was riddled with neologisms and foreign terms, and the composition was muddled by excessive ornaments.
- Yet, many neologisms sneak in unnoticed and many exist for some time, only later to attract adverse attention.
- Like many neologisms (new words), ‘dis’ is formed by chopping the front off a longer word.
- His work routinely exhibits a Joycean verbal playfulness and exuberance, and is littered with inventive neologisms and mixed metaphors.
- Elevation is lent to his language by archaic and poetic words and an admixture of neologisms, while his extensive use of metaphor more closely resembles poetic than prose usage.
- I'm sure the Harry's Place commentariat can come up with inventive neologisms to describe political concepts recently arisen…
- Because the golden crucible of creative neologisms so often has a surface scum of knee-jerk, cliché-ridden, automatic invention.
- Mr Rowan said neologisms (new words) were often invented by certain groups to make themselves feel exclusive.
- Chemists are constantly inventing new molecular words, expanding the language - and some of these neologisms are rather witty.
- The terms he used, positive and negative, plus and minus, are still the terms we use today; so are the neologisms he created to describe his findings: battery, charged, neutral, condense, and conductor.
- I was imagining a full hybridized America in the 21st century and trying to coin all these neologisms to explain what America would look like.
- I wouldn't call them neologisms because a neologism is a new word that has immediate definition or sense.
- You will appreciate that I spend much of my time reading the newspapers in order to turn up neologisms and other interesting terms.
- Radner writes long, convoluted sentences and regularly coins neologisms; he also employs words without much sensitivity to the alternative associations that they are likely to breed in the minds of the reader.
- Vauban never spared himself during the process, and was always on hand, muttering away in a Burgundian dialect littered with forceful neologisms.
- But if you dress up the idea in a forbidding vocabulary, full of neologisms and recondite references to philosophy, then you may have a prescription for academic stardom.
- He chose antiquated vocabulary, from religious literature and classical poetry, and avoided neologisms.
- The antonym to tight is not ‘loose’ - logic has no place in the coinage of neologisms - but janky, also spelled and pronounced jinky or jainky.
- Politicians invent neologisms and use words in a very imaginative way.
- We've become accustomed to accepting the fact that popular culture comes out of America mostly, and so does this make the United States the source of most neologisms say since the '40s?
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.