In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- My horse is very much a blood horse, he takes a lot of work.
- In the 1590s, when Eastern blood horses were still rare in England, Arabians were infinitely superior to other horses, a breed apart.
- Importing Eastern blood horses through the Levant trade entailed ‘much trouble, expense and difficulty to procure, keep, and then to send them away’.
- And this self-representation is most profoundly figured as a partnership with intelligent, sensitive blood horses, who have initiative and ideas and will not be bullied into submission.
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.