In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a rattling good yarn — una historia sensacional
- This book is certainly a rattling detective story.
- The book is a rattling good read, even if it is on historiography.
- You could, however, make an exception for Macdara Vallely's sparky little story that is not just a rattling good yarn, but also marks the arrival of a very promising new boy on the crowded Irish playwright block.
- But it's a rattling good film that whips you along at a good pace, has some interesting side plots that come back in interesting ways and some bravura camerawork.
- It was a rattling good adventure story that kept me gripped to the surprising end.
- But still, over there, they recognise a rattling good story when they read one.
- The first half, in particular, is a rattling tale of wartime adventure, culminating in Riddiford's final, successful escape with two others from an Austrian camp.
- Figo converted and Real Madrid proceeded to shine and (mostly beyond them this season) showboat their way to a rattling 4-2 triumph.
- ‘It is a rattling good yarn,’ he told the Western People.
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.