In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In real life crucifixions, the nail was placed between the radius and ulna bones of the forearm, with a plate of wood set between the head of the nail and the flesh to secure it further.
- The Romans designed the act of crucifixion to slowly execute a person through torture while humiliating him.
- The usual crucifixion began with the victim being flogged and severely beaten.
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.