In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
The Catalan national day, September 11. The Diada celebrates the historical development of the Catalan government, the Generalitat, which has been abolished and restored several times and is symbolic of Catalan nationalism. On this day senyeras, Catalan national flags, are flown from many houses and official buildings. Flowers are laid at the monument to Rafael de Casanovas, who died defending Catalan freedom against centralist Spain, and the national anthem of Catalonia, Els Segadors, is sung.
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.