In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Publishers of The Lone Ranger comic were nonplussed when, enquiring about the banning of the squeaky clean defender of justice, it was explained that it was illegal to wear a mask in New Zealand.
- The present Lord MacDonald and Chief of Clan Donald - known as Godfrey - is totally nonplussed by the sale of the barony and has no plans to bid for the title.
- I was starting to realize how nonplussed the sight of Rob had made her.
- I was a bit nonplussed at this question as we were in Central London, England, so why she was expressing surprise at an English accent, we never quite established.
- Obviously, when Metalclad decided to re-open and expand the facilities in 1995, the citizens of Guadalcazar were altogether nonplussed.
- Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald is a seasoned Davis Cup campaigner, first as a player and now as a captain, so he knows to always expect the unexpected in this competition, even if the crowd looked nonplussed.
- When one slightly cocky young saxophonist announced the title of the song he intended to play, he was nonplussed when Arriale asked him if he knew the lyrics.
- I was somewhat nonplussed and ended up saying ‘I'm rather surprised they even felt the need to ask.’
- I'm totally nonplussed as to what the note means.
- The Chief continues to act confused, nonplussed and bewildered but after giving the matter some serious thought, he suddenly remembers the details of a conversation he once had with the Apache.
- I was totally nonplussed; what was she talking about?
- The farther she read into the will, the more nonplussed she became.
- Since I am not a runner, I confess I am nonplussed.
- When, the night of his gig, the emcee announced ‘Here's Rodney Dangerfield,’ a somewhat nonplussed audience looked at him with confusion.
- The girl was completely nonplussed at his odd behavior.
- Win Butler and Regine Chassagne look nonplussed.
- William looks completely nonplussed at this announcement.
- Hugh says their daughters, the youngest of whom was at university, ‘were initially nonplussed, but secretly rather proud of us.’
- Clearing her throat just a bit, she looked rather nonplussed at the whole conversation.
- When I asked to look at a room he looked decidedly nonplussed as if, once learning the price, no one had ever bothered to look any further.
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.