In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Those who don't give them their Christmas box could be in for a nasty shock… or not as the case maybe
- People who are being harassed for Christmas boxes have been asked to report such incidents to the Pikitup call centre.
- But they aren't happy about shelling out for Christmas boxes, and they're rather worried about crime.
- So how about the bin men knocking at the door every Christmas for their Christmas box?
- I give the postman and the window cleaner a Christmas box, and occasionally put some money in it too.
- Lower down, bonuses are more likely to be double the salary - but with many people earning six-figure salaries in this business, that should have made a very nice Christmas box.
- The employees have been told of the decision and have been urged not to go around demanding Christmas boxes from residents.
- At Christmas we leave a note on the front door asking the postman to call at the back door for his Christmas box.
- In what the Herald described as ‘Lord Hothfield's Christmas box to the town ’, the owner of Skipton Castle, agreed to allow land behind the town hall to be used for a cattle market.
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.