In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Over time, a faster version was born, absorbing extra elements of ragtime such as the charleston.
- From tap to tango, Cuban salsa to the charleston, lambada to lindy hop, the most dazzling duos will be setting the dance floor and the nation's hearts alight in the hope of winning viewers' votes.
- The forerunners of all the swing dances, namely the charleston and particularly the lesser known collegiate, are responsible for the existence of the shag.
- Sadie and Joseph performed a freestyle dance, the lindyhop and charleston in Saturday's final, which was contested by three couples.
- I took up ballroom dance first because it seemed like an interesting thing to learn, but I was particularly attracted to swing as I loved the music - everything from charleston, 1930s big band, right up to modern-day swing bands.
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.