Jamshid is now a diligent student at a local college, studying English and beginning his journey.
Type in a question in plain English: "What was the weather in Rancho Mirage when Gerald Ford died?"
There are many more moments of dry English humor, including Nigel's visit to the Biltmore Estate.
What does it mean for a Chinese tiger, stuffed by the English, to be left as moth-food today?
One comes to me from Mr. Hyde, my wonderful English teacher at Andover.
"I always feel like a traveling anachronism in one of your English trains," he said.
Its flesh is very good, though English people seldom eat it.
She had not counted on the postal arrangements of the English Sabbath.
Why part should be Latin, and part English, it is not easy to discover.
The English ship was fairly covered with bits of the flying wreck.
"people of England; the speech of England," Old English Englisc (contrasted to Denisc, Frencisce, etc.), from Engle (plural) "the Angles," the name of one of the Germanic groups that overran the island 5c., supposedly so-called because Angul, the land they inhabited on the Jutland coast, was shaped like a fish hook (see angle (n.)).
The term was used from earliest times without distinction for all the Germanic invaders -- Angles, Saxon, Jutes (Bede's gens Anglorum) -- and applied to their group of related languages by Alfred the Great. After 1066, of the population of England (as distinguished from Normans and French), a distinction which lasted only about a generation.
In pronunciation, "En-" has become "In-," but the older spelling has remained. Meaning "English language or literature as a subject at school" is from 1889. As an adjective, "of or belonging to England," from late 13c. Old English is from early 13c.
"spin imparted to a ball" (as in billiards), 1860, from French anglé "angled" (see angle (n.)), which is similar to Anglais "English."
An English muffin (1950s+ Lunch counter)
A spin imparted to a billiard ball, tennis ball, etc, to make it curve
[1860s+; fr French angle, ''angled'' similar to Anglais,''English'']
1. (Obsolete) The source code for a program, which may be in any language, as opposed to the linkable or executable binary produced from it by a compiler. The idea behind the term is that to a real hacker, a program written in his favourite programming language is at least as readable as English. Usage: mostly by old-time hackers, though recognisable in context.
2. The official name of the database language used by the Pick operating system, actually a sort of crufty, brain-damaged SQL with delusions of grandeur. The name permits marketroids to say "Yes, and you can program our computers in English!" to ignorant suits without quite running afoul of the truth-in-advertising laws.
["Exploring the Pick Operating System", J.E. Sisk et al, Hayden 1986].