In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He was clearly out-of-place, the only one in a tie, and as monosyllabic as a teenager during most of the persiflage.
- Its all ephemera and persiflage, as we sit mocking in the plumes as political gadflies who tell the truth.
- He was not one to mince matters, nor did he wrap up inconvenient topics in persiflage.
- When they look at academic discourse they see only persiflage: fancy words, convoluted syntax, and the pretentious invocation of authority.
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.