In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The power of many local officials and ward heelers throughout history was largely based on delivery.
- In return, ring politicians rewarded district flunkies with patronage positions, even as district proprietors listed ward heelers on their employment roles.
- Expelled from school after sixth grade as incorrigible, he became a ward heeler for the Jersey City Democratic machine.
- The candidate (a man, generally) begins a speech that has been worked on by his handlers, the one designed to please the fat cats and ward heelers - i.e., the ‘special interests.’
- Jeb missed his calling as a ward heeler, who could raise the dead to vote every four years.
- He was like the party boss or ward heeler - but he carefully avoided any pretense or delusion of wanting to be the elected official.
- Moreover, the Democratic Party itself had changed, largely as a result of skilled African-American ward heelers that set out to transform the party from the ground up.
- At the same time, Leo also had a second career as a kind of Newark ward heeler, delivering the Polish vote to Republican candidates.
- As a politician, Lelyveld is a benevolent ward heeler.
- The people in these organizations - from party leader to ward heeler to precinct captain to loyal voter - mattered.
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.