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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- Isaac Newton risked his vision by poking a bodkin beneath his eyeball to understand how we see.
- Thus the body of the witch might be subjected to penetration by bodkins or needles as the insensible spot was sought.
- There is a nail knot/tying tool, clipper/nipper, a bodkin - which as we all know is a needle.
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.