In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We had spent the last hour and a half trying to program our computer to make pretty patterns but all we got was a line, a squiggle and crashing computers.
- In about 30 seconds, cartoonist Rahnu can turn a spiral into a snail, a scribble into a bunny and a squiggle into a bird.
- Those funny dots, lines, and squiggles help writers point the way.
- I now have pages filled with meaningless strings of words, little diagrams, squiggles and waves.
- The powder came to my boot tops, and we never seemed to come close to our previous tracks, leaving long, gorgeous snow squiggles that stretched for miles.
- Together, they drew lines, and squiggles, and circles, until the green crayon was exhausted.
- Then, using a straw, get your child to blow the paint into funny lines and squiggles so all the colours mix and overlap.
- From simple lines to curves, squiggles and intricate designs - she creates endless patterns in no time.
- He tried to make out the name on the signature line, but all he got was an ‘M’ followed by a squiggle, and an ‘O’ followed by a longer squiggle with a big bump near the beginning.
- He always takes a torch pen along so he can see what he is writing - he learned very early that taking notes in the dark left a meaningless squiggle.
- Using the glass paints, make squiggles, dots or lines on the surface of the bottles.
- Alternately, if you doubt your ability to draw, ask someone who can draw to do it for you, with you sitting there explaining what all of those strange lines and squiggles mean.
- The line with squiggles on it was said to represent the laying of carpet.
- Opening up my textbook, I find a mass of lines, squiggles, and letters.
- She makes a series of squiggles - and when she's done I see that each is a circle with a perpendicular line.
- I stared at the page of equations I had just finished, looking at the neat rows of numbers and seeing nothing but a blur of meaningless squiggles.
- Most of the scratchy lines and squiggles visible here are the green patina of oxidized bronze, not a part of the original coin as cast.
- The squeeze bottles quickly form squiggles, dots, and spirals on almost every dish, and they're even used for tasks like dressing salads that do not require their precision.
- He pointed out a squiggle containing two loops drawn at the top of the page.
- When a bat swoops overhead, Miller's laptop beeps and clicks, and corresponding lines and squiggles appear on the screen.
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.