In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Solo practice improves concentration, which improves group practice. This sounds like a paradox, but it is not.
- These rationalizations are resorted to by true believers, to maintain their belief despite the failures and paradoxes that they constantly encounter.
- It sounds like a paradox - Paris has almost three times as much rain as London but London is much rainier than Paris.
- This planned spontaneity might sound like a paradox, but I usually find that chaotic and purposeless free time is not worth a great deal.
- We don't like the apparently irreconcilable paradoxes adults have to deal with, and we want a nice, simple system of reward and punishment.
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.