In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Artfully, I must confess, I mentioned that The Herald of the same day had spoken warmly about some slighting remark concerning Holmes made in the House the previous night.
- The slighting references to "bad science," which appear in Saunders's article, only betray a rather undergraduate notion of what science is and how it is done.
- They include a close, often bemused knowledge of one's fellow villagers, and linguistic expedients such as giving slighting nicknames, telling humorous anecdotes, and composing satirical ballads.
- The antipathy of the Yankee stars was allegedly touched off by a slighting remark Gehrig's mother made about the way Mrs Ruth dressed their daughter.
- There are the slighting, sneering references to the "muscular Christianity" of Tony Blair, whom the original presents as " Bush's Iraq soulmate ".
- Remember that this was a period of time when any remark that might be deemed slighting or offensive could lead to a duel.
- After seeking to invalidate most of the charges, the Rabbis turned to the most important point, and acknowledged that the Talmud, contained slighting references to a certain Jesus.
- You have plenty of in-principle reasons to officially cool things off with him - that is, none is personally slighting or insulting.
- Of course, Durkheim did not directly transpose this rather slighting view of economic pursuits from the context of preliterate, tribal existence to that of more advanced societies.
- This idiosyncrasy was well known to his friends, who, whenever things became a little dull, were accustomed to make slighting remarks on Akiyama's inefficiency as a "death-dealer."
- There has been mischief done by slighting criticism and by inconsiderate words.
- In a broadcast in October 1939 Daladier specifically declared that this was not a war against Fascism; the censors were instructed to bar any slighting references to Mussolini.
- The slighting bequest of his "second-best bed" was added later.
- Never let your tongue say a slighting word of a colleague.
- I do not mean those analogies to be either pejorative or slighting; abused lovers and children deserve better.
- Lesser-used sounds slighting!
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.