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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- This year alone I've lost a Filofax, a camera and my wallet, and every one of those items has been returned.
- Like any other proud grandmother, she carries pictures of all her grandchildren in her Filofax.
- Most likely it's because I'm on somebody's Rolodex or in their Filofax, and I think I know whose - a diplomat I knew and liked in the US, and who later had a spell at Buckingham Palace.
- I so need to sort out driving lessons, but until I get my provisional licence back (it having been within the Filofax I left at a friends seven weeks ago) then I can't even get started on that score.
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.