In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A gently dolorous Bulgarian folk-tune unfolds as a duet.
- They had heard so very little of this; yet it was enough to build up wretched dolorous dreams upon, there in the shade of the night.
- We have tamed another bit of garden: a dolorous little drying green hedged on two sides with straggling cotoneasters which formed the view from the dining room.
- Far from being dour and dolorous, one of the clearest fruits of grace is a childlike joy.
- Through an interpreter this week, a dolorous Dolores explained that it hadn't taken her long to realize she'd been duped.
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.