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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- ‘The theft of a twelve-million dollar painting by Vermeer,’ said the officer sternly, and all three Californians blinked as a flashcube went off in their faces.
- Thousands of flashcubes popped for these and other daring routings.
- It was a blur of revolving red lights on idling cars, and stern blue-uniformed men, and flashcubes popping everywhere.
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.