In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- If you bought a dress length of fabric in pioneer days how much fabric was it?
- I bought a dress length the other day, and after it was sent home I suddenly decided I did not want it.
- Some competitions offered other prizes, e.g., for the Best Translation of ‘The Men of the West’ first prize was a suit or dress length of Irish material, presented by Mr. Frank Dorr, Foxford.
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.