In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- So like the ubiquitous beer can opener (aka: church key) of old, looks like screw drivers and such might soon be headed for some dusty shelf in the Smithsonian.
- I have one of the tiny squeeze button lights on my chain along with an ever necessary church key.
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.