In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Sure, I had plenty of experience with the opposite sex, especially in my ‘high flying’ days as a salesman, when I had money to burn, nice cars, and a foot loose and fancy-free lifestyle.
- His footloose and fancy-free lifestyle means he had no qualms about buying a home in New Zealand and opening a restaurant in the heart of Newmarket where competition is brisk.
- Over the first hour we look at the difference between being an office drone and a fancy-free freelancer and how I react differently to the two very different ways of working.
- I can remember the fancy-free days of my youth when ice cream was a delightful and innocent treat.
- But then there's the flip side of the countercultural dream: the individualistic fantasy of escaping from all permanent ties, drifting footloose and fancy-free from one address to another.
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.