In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Tetanus is an acute, spastic paralytic illness caused by a toxin released from the bacterium Clostridium tetani.
- Here the symptoms were epileptic seizures, spastic movements, dance-like twitching, and formication.
- Typically, clients experiencing spastic paralysis are only able to use the involved limb in a limited manner because they lack the motor control needed for most activities.
- He has cerebral palsy affecting his whole body with spastic, continuous purposeless movements.
2offensive, slang(incompetent, pathetic)tarado offensive dated
1dated(person with cerebral palsy)espástico masculine offensive datedespástica feminine dated offensive
2offensive, slang(clumsy, incompetent person)tarado (mental) masculine informal offensivetarada (mental) feminine informal offensive
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.