In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- You could get a fingerstall from the chemist (you know, one of those things that goes over a cut finger).
- In a letter to the county council he said plasters applied to fingers and hands are further covered by either a blue glove or blue fingerstall and the plasters are blue to allow for visual detection.
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.