In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Plastic bags can be a suffocation danger for babies and small children and wrapping paper and cellophane are easy to slip on.
- In between, pinned to the wall, was a silk scarf wrapped in cellophane.
- His skin resembles bronze cellophane stretched taut over polished marble.
- They had lots of white silk shirts packaged in cellophane.
- Cover with large piece of cellophane or tissue paper and add a bow if you wish.
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.