In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Co-blogger, Neil will be pleased to know that he was the very first person that I had ever seen doing a sudoku puzzle (that was only at the beginning of May!)
- Elsewhere in the media sector, members of the Thomson family behind Beano publisher DC Thomson are in advanced talks to buy Puzzler Media, the group that owns a number of sudoku magazines.
- Ive tried and solved my first sudoku yesterday, and have been doing some this morning.
- I guess the most basic difference is that sudoku is a puzzle of logic - not a puzzle of esoteric knowledge and literate playfulness.
- If prowess at the game comes down to memorising a list of meaningless two and three letter words that are only barely considered English, then the language itself becomes secondary, in which case why not play flipping sudoku?
- Already more popular than sudoku in Japan, this number grid puzzle is described as the mathematical equivalent of crosswords.
- It seems likely to do just that as a social barometer of genuine historical value that records everything from the British public's reactions to regional accents to the history of sudoku.
- Apparently, in November 2004, The Times of London began printing sudoku puzzles.
- I introduced the son and heir to sudoku on a train the other evening.
- So I was doing some sudoku the other day when I noticed the similarity to John Dee's Enochian tables, and magic squares in general.
- Martin Love may have scored the first half of his innings mostly in boundaries yesterday, but in the intervening period between his 47th and 48th runs, a woman in the crowd completed four pages of sudoku puzzles.
- In Britain, a sudoku book is a bestseller and national newspapers are competing feverishly to publish the most, and the most fiendish, puzzles.
- Despite the backing, despite the precedence of a national championships since 2005, and despite the huge national phenomenon, sudoku is just not a sport.
- It's called sudoku, which I believe is Japansese for ‘we will suck you into the vortex of seemingly simple ciphers and your life will no longer be your own.’
- Harriet, now thoroughly embarrassed shuffled her feet and said, ‘Anything in the news? Usually I just buy the paper for the sudoku's.’
- Yet coming up from Bristol by train I did The Times easy sudoku in about ten minutes, and got well into the prize one, far further than I have ever got with your allegedly easy sudoku.
- Dan fears that sudoku will take over his life, following his initiation through an Economist article.
- A few weeks ago, I printed up some sudoku puzzles and brought them with me to Cambridge Common.
- Mental stimulation can come in many guises - crosswords, sudoku, scrabble and bridge, to name but a few.
- I have become a whizz at sudoku which is suddenly everywhere.
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.