In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The late eighteenth-century game of high-stakes poker, which the Revolution and Napoleon had turned into Russian roulette, gave way to contract bridge.
- This is the game that the plain word ‘bridge ‘originally referred to, before the development of auction bridge and then today's 'contract bridge.'
- Although superseded by the crossword puzzle craze and contract bridge, it continued to be popular among Jewish matrons until the 1960s.
- During this period it began to lose ground in favour of bridge, especially contract bridge.
- Duplicate contract bridge, in which each competitor or team plays identical hands under similar conditions, is the main form of competitive bridge.
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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.