In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Throughout this long afternoon, we remained motionless in the briar patch.
- Immediately, Maria snatched her hand back quicker than if it had just come into contact with a briar bush.
- Glen smiled at the thought of a dirty forest with trees, briars, and wild animals.
- On one side lay a patch of endless briars on the other a 20 ft drop to the sharp rocks and unbridled sea below.
- ‘You're not stupid,’ Bella continued, speaking more to the rose briars than to him.
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.