In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Barrett has the ability to really pare away the onion skins of the individual to show the true man inside.
- So he needed a thin section, for much the same reason that the microscopist pares off a thin sliver of tissue for investigation.
- My brand new trainers were completely wrecked with the imprints of red hot nails all over them, and it took me hours that afternoon to pare off all the blackened rubber with a knife to keep my parents from finding out.
- Doctors take up knives and pare off flesh and bone.
- As soon as the nails were soft, I pared them right back.
- Being a consummate realist, Joyce reports what he observes and then nonchalantly pares his fingernails, as Stephen suggests in the speculative remarks at the end of A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man.
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.