In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The loss of this three-masted clipper, and her 27 crew, has remained one of Australia's greatest sea mysteries.
- Strictly speaking, the new Amistad is a reproduction or a recreation of the original, a Baltimore clipper built in Cuba around 1835 to carry general cargo.
- Star Clipper and her near-identical sister ship are fantastic square-rigged clippers.
- As the last surviving clipper built for the China Tea trade in 1869, the Cutty Sark is also a major part of Britain's Maritime history.
- Indeed I found a reference to the East India Company clipper Union landing on the island in 1609.
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.