In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Split all four corners of each square by cutting diagonally from the tip of the corner to about halfway towards the centre.
- It starts in the upper right corner of a page and runs diagonally to the lower left.
- She turned around and smiled at Keith who was, as usual, seated diagonally behind her.
- He sped along Bellhouse Road and crossed a mini roundabout diagonally, to the alarm of many pedestrians and motorists.
- When I started staying in hotels I assumed that diagonally sliced toast was some kind of catering affectation.
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.