In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- To found a national character has never been a trifling matter.
- Let me denounce this piffling, trifling, self-satisfied world; these horse-hair seats; these coloured photographs of piers and parades.
- As a general rule an injunction will be refused only where the interference with the claimant's right is trifling or slight.
- And, what's even more galling, we've been told that the sum involved is comparatively trifling, a drop in the ocean of the department's annual budget of €41 billion.
- The moral: trifling liaisons can become serious finance issues.
- The leading pair brushed off one another going around the turn but it was only a trifling matter.
- When compared to the whole federal budget, the money spent on welfare is trifling, especially when you look at other, truly wasteful federal budget items.
- What seems to many a trifling matter of wording could have profound consequences.
- With escalating club fees, trifling base salaries and percentages taken off credit card payments, that is an interesting question indeed.
- The telescope makes claims for the internet look trifling.
- It was something trifling; in fact, I didn't even remember what triggered it.
- Puccini was expert not only at describing the trifling matters of daily life, but also at using various melodies to expose the distinctive personality of each character.
- But human rights are not trifling matters and the EU, if it is to remain true to its founding principles, must not gloss over such matters.
- Because of their lack of self esteem and self-confidence, says Lucy, many self-harmers tend to have very extreme emotional reactions to things which to many people would seem trifling.
- You might think that these are mere trifling matters.
- Set against estimates of the infrastructure needed to sustain GDP growth at about 8 per cent, the sum is trifling.
- Why does this sort of trifling semantic difference matter?
- Yet if the results of ‘public consultations’ are trifling, the effect on our political culture is insidious.
- For those of a certain tribal cast of Irish-Australian mind, such questions of geography and chronology are trifling.
- Divorce proceedings also require full disclosure of all the financial affairs of both parties, no matter how trifling they may seem.
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.