In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Next time you're tempted to call someone a birdbrain, remember you might actually be giving them much more credit than you intend.
- Who wants a bunch of birdbrains running around in their game anyway?
- The birdbrain concerned ignores the fact that people are complaining precisely because the pests are NOT leaving them alone.
- Instead of being the classic pair of sweet-but-boring lovers, Hero and Philia are a pair of birdbrains - though Philia is a bit more backward than her boyfriend.
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.