In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For that reason, some would, in fact, wish that these offshore cradle-snatchers be bankrupted by any means possible.
- Man oh man, Jay, I never knew you were such a cradle-snatcher!
- My friends ‘back home’ do not understand this association and I'm afraid have branded me as a cradle-snatcher, but that is their problem.
- Amusingly he heard the words ‘cradle-snatcher’ and ‘gold-digger’ come up more than once.
- I realise that while I was labelled a cradle-snatcher when we were together in the past, now I can instead be cradle-snatched.
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.