In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Young women often make the mistake of beginning their talks with an apology or self-deprecating comment of some sort.
- His account is littered with self-deprecating humour.
- His self-deprecating, nice-guy demeanour is comforting, but he's rarely funnier than your funniest friend on an off night.
- He is self-deprecating and self-effacing and has used humor to deflect criticism about his inadequacy and deficiency.
- I like the fact that she's never falsely modest, just self-deprecating.
- Ferrell, however, doesn't get nearly enough screen time to show off his self-deprecating sketch comedy style.
- He is unfailingly friendly, diffident and self-deprecating with an old-fashioned sense of fair play.
- It is written very much in the author's voice, that genial, somewhat bumbling, self-deprecating character we all think we know.
- It could easily have degenerated into dreadful mawkishness but self-deprecating humour helped save the day.
- He was funny, self-deprecating, human and, when it mattered, sincere and passionate.
- She was constantly tuning her guitar between songs, smiling nervously as she filled the time with self-deprecating jokes.
- Both stories are agreeably self-deprecating and rimed with snark.
- In person he is down-to-earth, funny and modest with a self-deprecating charm.
- As always, his sermon begins slowly, with self-deprecating jokes and gentle admonitions.
- He was self-deprecating and dignified all at once.
- The self-analysis is withering at times and self-deprecating.
- It's self-deprecating and he laughs about it, but I think there are two things I'd say.
- She's very self-deprecating about her success, very unpretentious, and not a little sceptical about the publishing world.
- A further example is that, when an attempt to be self-deprecating is provided, it will be met with disagreement rather than agreement.
- He gradually learned to give expression to his natural charm and courtesy and he increasingly deployed his self-deprecating humour.
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.
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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.